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Complex weather system leads to water safety warning

March 24, 2016 - According to a Watershed Conditions Statement just issued by Kawartha Conservation, a complex weather system is moving through southern Ontario, including the Kawartha region. Environment Canada is predicting a range of precipitation, including ice palettes, freezing and rain for the next 36 hours, with total amount of precipitation up to 25 mm.

While no flooding is anticipated at this time, local watercourses will flow at higher than usual water levels and velocities; riverbanks will be very slippery and unsafe. As a result, all local rivers, streams, and lakes should be considered extremely dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away from water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams.

This Watershed Conditions Statement-Water Safety will be in effect through Saturday, March 26th. Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring local watercourses and notify the public and municipalities of any changes.

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For more information please contact:

Cheri Davidson
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 Extension 1355

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