River to crest below flood stage this evening

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That's the case for areas like Elora, Wilmot and Cambridge.

The Grand River Conservation Authority says that river flows in the northern and central sections of the watershed are receding, a lot of them having peaked early Monday morning. The river will fall below Minor Flood Stage on Monday.

River flows in the Grand River through the southern watershed have peaked through Brantford, Brant County, Six Nations, and Caledonia and will slowly recede through the week.

"Residents in these areas should continue preparing their property for a flood - securing items like patio furniture, moving valuable items from lower floors, making sure their sump pumps are working & other measures", said Jason Gallagher, Haldimand County's manager of Emergency Services and fire chief.

Water levels in those two places are expected to exceed those experienced in the June 2017 flooding that hit the area.

Flows in the Grand River through Cayuga are expected to peak in the 1,270 cm/s range around midnight on Monday. Conway Park will be notified and this area will be closely monitored. The conservation that many trees and branches were swept into the river during the weekend storm, which is causing additional hazards in the waterways.

Water levels in the creek and Christie Lake reservoir are expected to rise before receding later this week.

The public is asked to stay away from all waterways due to the extreme risk at this time and reminded to exercise extreme caution around all water bodies.

The Flood Warning continues for the following rivers in North Carolina. Updated flood messages will be issued as necessary.

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