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Flood Outlook Issued For Burnt And Gull Rivers

KAWARTHA LAKES-The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) has issued a Flood Outlook for the Burnt River and Gull River. A Flood Outlook gives early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt, high winds or other conditions.

Officials say runoff to local lakes and rivers continues. Water levels and river flows are expected to remain high or rise slightly over the next few days and up to 20mm of rain is forecast by April 21.

With rain, warmer temperatures and melting snow, banks and shorelines adjacent to water bodies can be extremely slippery and unstable. Residents and visitors should exercise caution while around waterbodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets.

MNRF also advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities as they may become seasonally inundated with water, are prone to washouts and may become impassible due to localized flooding.

Residents are reminded to keep a close watch on conditions and regularly check for updated messages.

No ice is safe ice. Ice conditions on local lakes have deteriorated with warmer temperatures and changing water levels and flows.

The Flood Outlook is in effect until Friday, April 21.


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