13.7 C
Kawartha Lakes
Saturday, April 20, 2024
No menu items!
HomeNewsPigeon Lake continues to rise

Pigeon Lake continues to rise

Pigeon lake has risen dramatically in the last 48 hours and there’s no end in sight.

Kawartha Conservation (KC) says that a Flood Warning is still in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for more flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water passes through the Trent River system.

Water levels in large Kawartha Lakes, including Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes have increased at a rate of 0.5-6 cm. All lakes are above the full navigation levels according to KC.

Pigeon Lake Road near Bobcaygeon

Trees and debris were removed from the Kinmount Dam after an all day effort on may 9th. No significant water level changes were observed and no further flood risks are expected for the Kinmount area according to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

The Gull River was expected to peak between Wednesday or Thursday. The Norland area in particular is experiencing high water levels according to officials.

The Burnt River will continue decreasing at a slow rate.

Don't forget to sign up for our morning newsletter.

Catch up on all the local news while enjoying your coffee.

Pamela Vanmeer
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.

Most Popular

Kawartha 411