Category Archives: Credit Valley Conservation

WATERSHED CONDITIONS Flood Outlook Statement Update


Forecast from the Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising significant amounts of rain for Southern Ontario over the next several days.  

Friday’s storm system tracked further south resulting in smaller volume of rain, the Credit River watershed received between 6 to 12mm of rain yesterday. Current water levels remain below bankful. Various weather forecasts are predicting rainfall amounts from 95 to upwards of 150mm starting late Sunday into Tuesday afternoon.

Based on the maximum rainfall amounts, some low-lying areas along the Credit River may experience flooding by early Monday morning. All streams, rivers, and shorelines could become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. People should be warned to stay away from all watercourses and shorelines, especially children and pets.

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect throughThurs-May-21-2020, or until further notice.

To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: 

Flood Outlook Statement

The Surface Water Monitoring Centre of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is forecasting significant amounts of rain through the Victoria Day weekend for Southern Ontario starting later this morning. Locally upwards of 15mm of rain may fall between 9 and 11am with possible thunderstorms for Friday. No rain expected for Saturday. An additional 35, 15 and 10mm is forecasted for Sunday, Victoria Day and Tuesday.

Heavy downpour associated with thunderstorms may result in flooding of urbanized areas.  Flooding along the Credit River is not expected on Friday. However, water levels may remain high as the additional rain move in starting on Sunday. Based on the current forecast, some low-lying areas along the Credit River may experience flooding starting early Sunday.

East to west winds and storm surge may result in onshore waves starting Saturday through to Tuesday. Flooding and erosion along the Lake Ontario shoreline may occur.  

Local streams, rivers, and shorelines remain dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts, bridges and dams. People should be warned to stay away from all watercourses and shorelines, especially children and pets.

CVC will continue to closely monitor weather and water levels in the watershed. The Watershed Conditions Statement for Flood Outlook will be in effect through Wed-May-20-2020, or until further notice.

To view current watershed conditions, please visit our real-time monitoring website: 

CVC Conservation Areas and Trails Remain Closed Pending Phased Reopening

MISSISSAUGA (May 10, 2020) – Yesterday, May 9, the Province of Ontario announced the reopening of provincial parks and provincial conservation reserves beginning May 11. Provincial conservation reserves are not the same as conservation areas. The province’s announcement does not apply to conservation areas, which are owned by conservation authorities. Credit Valley Conservation’s (CVC’s) conservation areas and trails remain closed until further notice.

CVC is now initiating a planned, phased reopening of most of its trails. A number of critical steps need to take place before visitors can once again enjoy the physical and mental health benefits of being in nature at CVC properties. As such, CVC’s conservation areas and trails will not be reopening on May 11.

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Credit Valley Conservation appoints 2020 Chair and Vice-Chair

Mississauga Councillor Karen Ras was acclaimed as chair of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) at the inaugural 2020 board meeting on Friday, January 17, 2020. The election marks Ras’s second term as chair and her sixth year of service on the CVC Board of Directors. 

“I’m honoured to be acclaimed as chair of Credit Valley Conservation,” said Councillor Ras. “These are important times for Ontario conservation authorities. We have a new Conservation Authorities Act with pending regulations. We’re continuing to support municipalities and neighbours with services like flood warning and greening communities to mitigate and adapt to climate change. “We’re proud to work with our partners in government and across the watershed to lead protection, restoration and enhancement of our local natural environment.”

The CVC Board of Directors also acclaimed Town of Oakville Councillor Tom Adams as vice-chair. Adams has served on the CVC board since 2011 and previously served as vice-chair in 2013 and 2019.

The CVC board consists of 12 members from watershed municipalities, all of whom were also reappointed to the Credit Valley Source Protection Authority:

·         Karen Ras, Ward 2, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Tom Adams, Ward 6, Town of Oakville and Region of Halton Councillor

·         Martin Medeiros, Wards 2 and 6, City of Brampton and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Michael Palleschi, Wards 3 and 4, City of Brampton and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Ron Starr, Ward 6, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Stephen Dasko, Ward 1, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Matt Mahoney, Ward 8, City of Mississauga and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Johanna Downey, Ward 2, Town of Caledon and Region of Peel Councillor

·         Ann Lawlor, Ward 4 Councillor, Town of Halton Hills

·         John Brennan, Councillor, Town of Erin

·         Grant Peters, Councillor, Town of Orangeville

·         Tom Nevills, Councillor, Township of East Garafraxa

CVC is accountable through its Board of Directors to the municipalities and residents in the Credit River Watershed. The board approves and guides CVC policies, programs, services and sets its annual budget.