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Burnt River water levels stabilizing and Gull River levels rising

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April 2, 2016 - The Burnt, Black and Gull River watersheds continue to be under a Flood Warning.

Water levels on the Burnt River rose another foot in the village last night but have been holding steady at 6.167 m for most of the morning, well above the critical level of 5.20 m. Where Union Creek joins Burnt River, there was a 1 ft rise last night.

Black River should peak tomorrow but is not expected to create additional flooding.

The Gull River is at capacity and flooding on Lower Gull and Shadow Lake has been reported. Gull River is expected to hit peak levels over the next 24 hours.

The light snow received this morning coupled with below zero temperatures forecasted into Sunday should help to stabilize the situation.

Fire Rescue and Public Works staff and volunteers are working diligently to keep 1000 sand bags in stock for residents to access at both the Coboconk and Burnt River public works depots. See below for a full listing of sandbag locations.

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. Public Works staff are surveying the areas and closing roads as required. See below for a full closure list.

A reception centre has been opened for residents at the Burnt River Community Centre at 16 Somerville Rd., Burnt River. Red Cross will be on hand to help and can be contacted at 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.

Sand and/or sand bags are available at the following locations

The end of Chisholm Trail - Fill your own bags available
Carden Depot (12 Dalrymple Road) - Fill your own bags available
Dalton Recreation Centre (13 Rumohr Drive) - Sandbags available
Burnt River Public Works Depot (90 Burnt River Road) – Sandbags available
Coboconk Public Works Depot (2863 County Road #48) - Sandbags available

Road Closures 2016 Flood as of April 2 at 12:00 pm

Road Name

From

To

Closed

Open

Operating Area

Fairburn Rd.

Cedar Tree

Bury's Green Rd.

 

Bobcaygeon

Martins Rd

Cedar Tree

Bury's Green Rd.

 

Bobcaygeon

7th Concession of Somerville Rd.

CKL 43

End

 

Burnt River

Brook Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Cedar Plank Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Crooked Court.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Fell's Bay Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Fells Station Dr.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Kozy Kove Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Reed Blvd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

River Bank Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

River Bend Dr.

All

 

 

Burnt River

River Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Shankland Dr.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Shuttleworth Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Side Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Souther Drive

All

 

 

Burnt River

Southham Dr.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Superior Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Tulip Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Wrex Rd.

All

 

 

Burnt River

Bexley-Laxton

CKL 41

French Settlement

 

Coboconk

Black River Rd.

Cooper's Falls

East End

 

Coboconk

North Mountain Rd.

Doyle

CKL 41

 

Coboconk

Taylor Rd.

Address 25

Hill's Rd.

 

Coboconk

Prospect Rd.

CKL 8

Palestine Rd.

 

Eldon

 

Additional road closures will be posted on social media over the weekend at the following locations:

www.facebook.com/kawarthalakes

www.twitter.com/kawarthalakes

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.

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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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