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UPDATE: CANCELLED- Flood Watch issued for Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-Kawartha Conservation has cancelled a Flood Watch that was issued for the area starting Friday, June 23rd through Sunday, June 25.

Over 40 mm of rain was recorded by precipitation monitoring stations throughout the watershed this morning. Additional 15 to 25 mm of rain is forecast by Environment Canada before the weather system leaves the region this evening.

Heavy precipitation, combined with saturated ground conditions within the watershed have resulted in significant runoff according to Kawartha Conservation. Water levels in local rivers and streams are currently increasing and are expected keep increasing. While no major flooding is anticipated at this time, minor flooding in low lying areas, areas adjacent to streams and road ditches is possible.

Kawartha Conservation is 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.

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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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