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City continues to monitor and prepare for possible flooding in Burnt River area

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March 17, 2016 - The City’s Emergency Services, Public Works, and OPP are readying for the possibility of flood activities this season. Activities involved in the ramp up period include sand bag delivery and ensuring fire vehicles, ATV’s and watercraft are available from Fire Rescue Services and OPP.

In a teleconference with the Ministry of Natural Resources, Trent Severn Waterway and the Kawartha Region Conservation Authority, Fire Rescue Services gathered information on the snow pack and other water conditions up stream that normally affect our region. Current conditions do not raise concerns for flooding, but significant rain fall could trigger a flood condition.

According to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety 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.

Visit to track flood forecasting by Kawartha Conservation.


For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson

Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing

705-324-9411 Extension 1355

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