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Flood Watch issued for Gull River Watershed

Stock Photo Burnt River flooding 2016

The Ministry of Natural Resources – Bancroft District is warning of potential flooding along the Gull River Watershed continuing until Monday due to forecasted precipitation.

A Flood Outlook remains in effect for the rest of Bancroft District.

The Ministry is cautioning the public about the potential for flooding and dangerous conditions near waterways due to considerable rainfall amounts predicted tonight and continuing through Friday.

Local streams and rivers may become dangerous, especially in the vicinity of culverts and bridges. In addition, stream banks may become slippery and unstable.  Children should be warned to stay away from all watercourses.

Sandbags and supplies 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 and sand available to fill yourself
  • 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.

Kawartha Conservation reports that water levels and flows are consistent with seasonal averages and no flooding within the Kawartha Conservation boundary is expected at this time.

Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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