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Water Level Information & Resources

Available Information to Keep Informed on Water Levels

The City of Kawartha Lakes works closely with various agencies to keep updated on the latest water levels and water flows in the area. To assist residents, you can access information at the links below. You can also follow the City on social media:

Flood Forecasting and Warning Program

Established by Kawartha Conservation, the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program will help explain what all the water level and water flow terms mean as they relate to flooding.

Kawartha Conservation provides more information on their website.

Ministry of Natural Resources

If you need information on flooding


For information on various watersheds, visit this link

Please monitor the latest forecasts and warnings from Environment Canada at


Environment Canada Real Time Water Information - This link is for the Environment Canada Real Time Water Information site. After reading a disclaimer, you can click through and select the Burnt River station and access a graph that shows the primary water level for the area. You can change the timeline for the graph to get a more detailed and accurate look at the water levels.

Water levels of 5.135m level considered problematic and could result in flooding, levels lower than that do not cause concern.

The information from the monitoring station is available in real time and is current to the minute. It is monitored 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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