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Flooding and fast flowing waters in Kawartha Lakes (VIDEO)

The Burnt River has overflowed it’s banks in the area of the village of Burnt River.

One home has cut off by the floodwaters and the beach area in the village is under water. There are a number of sand bags ready and waiting at the municipal centre.

The Falls in Fenelon are flowing extremely fast with all of the gates open to allow for the surge of water coming from Cameron Lake flowing into Sturgeon Lake.

Kawartha Conservation says all local watercourses and waterbodies should be considered extremely dangerous and officials are warning all residents to stay away from all water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.

The authority has issued a Flood Watch for it’s watershed jurisdiction, including the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon, and Pigeon Lakes. There is potential for minor flooding to occur in areas adjacent to the watercourses, low-lying areas and along shorelines of the Kawartha Lakes within next 24 hours.


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Pamela Vanmeer
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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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