Friday March 3, 2017
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook is in effect in the Bancroft District.
Residents of Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.
MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
What is a Flood Outlook?
This gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions.
Kawartha Lakes Update
We have confirmed with Kawartha Conservation and Trent Severn Waterway that water levels are stable at this time as air temperature dipped below the freezing mark. There is daily monitoring of levels and if they rise to a level where sandbags are required, our Public Works department will make available sandbags (or bags and sand to fill yourself). We will send out a notice if this takes place.