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Flood Outlook issued for northern portion of Kawartha Lakes

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Bancroft District has issued a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook is in effect for Bancroft District, which includes the northern portion of the municipality of Kawartha Lakes.

Officials say over the next five days, 20-25 mm of rain is expected, combined with warm temperatures. Due to mostly frozen conditions, the ground’s ability to absorb runoff and snowmelt is limited. The potential exists for nuisance flooding of roadways, ditches, and low-lying flood-prone areas as the melt progresses. There may be potential for minor ice jam related flooding on some rivers.

The MNFR is warning residents to keep a close watch on conditions and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Please alert any children under your care to these dangers and supervise their activities. 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.

 

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