Burnt River Flooding 2016
A Flood Warning for the Burnt River Watershed including the Irondale River, the York River Watershed and Black River Watershed has been lowered to a Flood Watch, The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is advising area residents.
However, A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook remains in effect for the rest of Bancroft District according to the city.
Residents of the areas above should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near 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 and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.
More information is available on the City’s website at http://www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information.
The Otonabee Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Warning for the Otonabee River including Pigeon Lake.
Sand and bags are available at the following locations:
Bobcaygeon depot (62 Duke St.) Limited sandbags available for pickup, sandbags and sand available to fill yourself
Coboconk Public Works depot (2863 County Road #48) Limited sandbags available for pickup, sandbags and sand available to fill yourself
Burnt River Public Works depot (90 County Road #44) Sandbags available
Dalton Recreation Centre (13 Rumohr Drive) Sandbags and sand available to fill yourself
Carden Works depot (12 Lake Dalrymple Road) Sandbags and sand available to fill yourself
Chisholm Trail Road (top of hill before bridge to Black River Road) – Sandbags and sand available to fill yourself.