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Current Watershed Conditions

From the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority:

This notice is intended to update the public and local municipalities of the status of the watercourse conditions within the Niagara Peninsula and the eastern portions of the City of Hamilton and Haldimand County.

Over the last 24 hours, the Region has experienced temperatures well above freezing, which has resulted in a majority of the snowpack melting and running off into local creels and rivers. Light rain in the amount of 5 to 10mm accompanied this melting event. The combination of warm temperatures and rain has elevated water levels within our local watercourses.

Smaller water courses like 4 Mile Creek in Niagara-on-the-Lake and 12 Mile Creek in Pelham and Thorold have peaked and are beginning to recede. Larger watercourses like 20 Mile Creek and the Welland River are still on the rise but are not expected to reach critical levels. Localized flooding of low-lying areas is expected or is occurring at this time. The NPCA will continue to monitor stream and weather conditions closely and will issue further messages as required.

The increasing runoff and water levels will destabilize the ice and raise the possibility of ice jam flooding. Residents are urged to keep themselves, children and pets well away from streams and creeks as these watercourses and their associated ice conditions will be hazardous. Drivers are reminded there is an increased risk of water over roads and should not drive through any flooded roadway, being particularly careful at night. Local municipalities are advised to check for debris and ice clogging culverts, catch basins, and other storm infrastructure.

Information on the Flood Status in the watershed and water levels within local watercourses can be found on the NPCA’s website at:
https://npca.ca/flood-status
https://npca.ca/stream-flow-monitoring
This notice is in effect until noon Sunday, February 18th, 2018 and will be updated as required.

For further information contact:
Ryan Kitchen
Water Resources Technician
Work: 905-788-3135 x 269
After hours: 905-658-1838

pdf Water Safety Statement

2018 Civic Recognition nominations now open

 

The Civic Recognition Program recognizes outstanding volunteers, and those who have brought special recognition to the Town of Grimsby through their contributions and accomplishments. The program is an opportunity for the community and Town Council of Grimsby to give special acknowledgement to these citizens for all that they do.

If you know of an individual or group that fits into one of the 4 categories for Civic Recognition, we welcome you to complete the nomination form:

Letter: pdf 2018 Civic Recognition Letter
PDF download: pdf 2018 Civic Recognition Nomination Form
online form: https://www.grimsby.ca/form/14-civic-recognition-nomination-form.html 

Applications will be received until 4:30 pm, Tuesday, March 20, 2018. Nominations will be reviewed in late March and the Awards presentation for the approved applicants is scheduled to take place on Wednesday, May 23 during the evening.

If you have any questions about the Civic Recognition Awards program please contact our Department staff at 905-945-1288.

Smart Cities Challenge

Grimsby residents have the opportunity to share ideas for the Region's Smart Cities Challenge. 

Niagara Region Smart Cities Challenge

 

Changes to Overdue Water Bills and Tax Administration

Please read the following press release regarding changes to over due water bills and tax administration. 

pdf Town of Grimsby - Finance Press Release

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