Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has issued a Water Safety Watershed Conditions Statement for the District of Muskoka.

The statement is in effect until April 7th.

Recent increases in water levels and flow conditions are anticipated to remain over the next week as the snowpack continues to melt and the water moves through the system.

Little precipitation, some 4 to 7 mm, is forecast for the next two weeks.

Daytime highs Wednesday to Friday this week will range between 6 and -2 °C while nighttime lows will range between -3 and -9 °C.

Temperatures are forecast to be above seasonal for 11 days, starting on Saturday, with daytime highs ranging between 8 and 15 °C, and overnight lows ranging between 0 and 4 °C .

With rain, warmer temperatures and melting snow, banks and shorelines adjacent to water bodies can be extremely slippery and unstable.

Extreme caution is advised 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.