Central Lake Ontario Conservation (CLOCA) monitors, on an ongoing basis, weather forecasts and watershed conditions at locations across the watershed.
Our Water Monitoring Network is a collection of stream gauges, rain gauges, air and water temperature probes, groundwater monitoring wells, snow measurement sites, surface water and groundwater quality sampling sites. These measurements, weather forecasts and radar information on temperatures and rainfall predictions, along with historic data, are all taken into consideration when developing a flood forecast.
The data is catalogued and analyzed to develop effective watershed wide management programs in support of our polices like the Flood Forecasting and Warning System, Low Water Response and Source Water Protection programs. Observing trends over time requires long term tracking and monitoring.
In the event of a flooding problem, call your local municipal emergency contact.
Municipal Emergency Contacts
Municipality of Clarington
Operations Office (7:00 am to 3:00 pm) 905 263-2291
Emergency Services (After hours & weekends) 905 623-5126
Regional Municipality of Durham
City of Oshawa
Service Oshawa 905 436-3311
City of Pickering
Operations Centre 905 683-7575
Township of Scugog
Township of Uxbridge
Town of Whitby
Operations Centre 905 668-3437
Flood Warning Messages
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) monitors weather information, creek flows, snow pack and ice conditions in order to predict when floods will occur and how high the water may rise. When flooding is possible, or about to occur, CLOCA will issue flood messages to municipal emergency management officials and the media.
No flood conditions exist.
Low Water Response Messages
Central Lake Ontario Conservation monitors water levels and precipitation and assists in the coordination and support of a local, voluntary, water conservation response when water levels are low.
Conditions are within normal limits.