A Flood Watch is now in effect for the rivers and lakes in the Kawartha Conservation watershed. As the ground conditions are currently saturated, they do not have capacity to absorb the additional rainfall we are getting.
The Trent Severn Waterway officials indicate that the upstream reservoir lakes are currently full and do not have any capacity to accommodate additional runoff, so a high volume of water is expected to have to pass through the Gull and Burnt Rivers as the rain continues to fall.
Just a reminder that the Burnt and Gull River levels are monitored by staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) and all questions concerning water levels should be directed to the MNRF Minden office at 705-286-5207 or 705-457-6434 (cell). Or you could just keep checking the CoKL’s website for flood updates – as well as information that displays in the Twitter feed on the right-hand side of this page.
Once again, if you are concerned about protecting your property, you can use the sand bag supplies at the Burnt River Public Works depot at 90 County Road #44 (a.k.a Hillside Drive) to make yourself some sandbags.