Rainfall of 50 to 70 mm is forecast over the entire Grand River watershed during the next 24 hours and may result in higher river and stream flows, especially in urban areas.

Recreational users of the river such as trailer park residents, campers, anglers and boaters should be aware of the changes and take the necessary precautions to ensure they carry out their activities safely.

Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks may be slippery at this time and when combined with fast-moving water, pose a potential hazard. Parents are encouraged to keep their children and pets away from fast-moving watercourses at this time.

The GRCA will take water into storage in its major reservoirs on the Grand, Conestogo and Speed rivers, which will moderate flow increases in the areas downstream of the reservoirs. Reservoir levels may rise at Belwood and Conestogo reservoirs as a result of the forecast rain. Cottagers around Belwood and Conestogo reservoirs should take necessary precautions due to changing water levels.

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