Flood Warning and Flood Watch continues throughout entire Kawartha Watershed
Temperatures will be well below freezing the next few days. The long term forecast has light snow predicted and the low temperatures could lead to some ice accumulation on the water.
The Burnt River is not expected to rise significantly over the next 24 hours. The Irondale is rising slightly.
The Gull River still has not peaked and we expect to see rising levels over the next 24 hours.
Authorities are reducing the flow at Rosedale dam to ease some of the pressure on Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon Lakes. Please be advised that due to the high levels and flow rates of the Black, Burnt and Gull Rivers, all lakes in the Kawartha watershed are at a high level and require caution at all times.
Caution is advised on all forest access roads due to the potential for water on roads, washouts and heavy rutting. Do not drive through submerged roads.
There have been no new road closures since the Flood Update last night at 6:00 pm. Please see the web site for a full listing of road closures. http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/residents/public-works/general-operations/road-closures
Fire Rescue and Public Works staff and volunteers are working diligently and have maintained sand bag stock for residents to access.
Sand bags are available at the following locations
Carden Service Centre Centre (13 Rumohr Drive, Dalton)
Burnt River Public Works Depot (90 Burnt River Road)
Coboconk Public Works Depot (2863 County Road #48)
A reception centre continues to be open for residents at the Burnt River Community Centre at 16 Somerville Rd., Burnt River. Red Cross members are on hand to help and can be contacted at:
Eric Smith 905-767- 4090
Stephanie Kenny 705-794-6192
The Red Cross 24 hour call number is 705-715-8138.
For emergency overnight accommodations, residents can contact A Place Called Home at 705-328-0905.
Residents should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from 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, securing items that may float away as water levels rise and utilizing sandbags.
The Coboconk Municipal Service Centre located at 9 Grandy Road in Coboconk will be the first point of contact for up to date flood information and can be reached at 705-324-9411 extension 3515 or 1-888-822-2225, extension 3515. If an event occurs after normal business hours of Monday to Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm call 1-877-885-7337.
MNRF, Trent Severn Waterway and Kawartha Conservation are all closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
For more information please contact:
Manager of Communications, Advertising and Marketing
705-324-9411 Extension 1355