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Flood update

April 21 at 2:00pm – A state of emergency is still in effect due to flooding in the Burnt River, Black River and Gull River watersheds.

Kawartha Region Conservation Authority (KRCA) has continued the flood watch for Balsam, Cameron and Sturgeon Lakes and the northern shores of Pigeon Lake. It does not include Lake Scugog or the southern portion of the Kawartha Conservation watershed.

The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) flood warning for the Gull River, Burnt River and Irondale River watersheds is in effect until Monday, April 22.

Brooks Lane and Birch Lane off Chisholm Trail north of Sebright in the Black River watershed are closed due to flooding. An up-to-date list of road closures is available on the city’s website at

Firefighters and public works staff continue to sandbag today. Sandbags are available at the Burnt River Depot and the Coboconk Depot. Sand and sandbags will also be available at the end of affected roads.

The fire department, along with the OPP, have been conducting a recheck of all residents in the flood area by boat and some people have chosen to evacuate. The Burnt River Community Centre remains open and the Red Cross is on site.

Seasonal residents are advised to stay away. Those who may be in the area are encouraged to return to their primary residence.

Anyone needing assistance with evacuation should contact the municipality’s After Hours Emergency line at 1-877-885-7337. If you feel in immediate danger at any time please call 911.

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit (HKPR) advises that residents on well water affected by flooding should boil water for one minute at a rolling boil or obtain alternate potable water.


Media Inquiries:
Communications Officer
705-324-9411 ext. 1355

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