Muskoka Flood Watch #3 via MLA/MNR

November 16, 2013 11:55 PM | Michael Cleverdon (Administrator)

The Ministry of Natural Resources issued a combined Flood Watch and Watershed Conditions Statement for Muskoka/Parry Sound yesterday.

 

FROM: Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), Parry Sound District

The MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES Parry Sound District is advising area residents within the Parry-Sound/Muskoka area that high water levels in local rivers and lakes may increase due to forecasted rainfall of 40-50mm over the next four days.

The potential for flooding exists early next week within vulnerable floodprone locations should forecasted rainfall amounts occur.

A FLOOD WATCH has been been issued specific to the following locations within the Muskoka River system (other areas are under a Watershed Conditions Statement):

     -Bala Reach, Moon River: Township of Muskoka Lakes.  Current high water levels may reach flood levels in vulnerable flood prone locations should forecasted rainfall of 40-50mm occur over the next four days

     -Lake Joseph and Lake Rosseau: Township of Muskoka Lakes and Sequin Township.  Lake water levels may significantly increase which has the potential to impact shoreline infrastructure such as docks and boathouses and affect low-lying areas.

The Parry Sound District Ministry of Natural Resources is advising area residents to take further action to protect property in flood prone areas and to exercise caution around water bodies and any low lying areas.  Close supervision of children and pets is advised.

This message will be valid until 5:00 pm on Monday, November 18, 2013 and will be updated before then should conditions change.

For more information about weather and flooding risks, and advice on what to do in the event of a flood, go to: http://www.mnr.gov.on.ca/en/Business/Water/index.html

 

Terminology: Notification Levels

** WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT: unsafe lake, river and channel conditions exist.

** FLOOD WATCH: potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities

FLOOD WARNING: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and municipalities.