Black River receding in Vankoughnet, still high in Gravenhurst
Photo Credit: Submitted by James Bowler, Moose FM Staff
Roads are open once again and the water is pulling back from properties around Bracebridge.
Following a few days of flooded roads and tense moments for some residents, things seem to be getting back to normal.
Director of Public Works Walter Schmid says the hardest hit area, Black River in Vankoughnet, is quickly pulling back.
Oakley Ward Councillor for Bracebridge Barb McMurray says town crews worked hard over the last few days to keep roads open and properties from flooding.
Schmid says Muskoka River has peaked and is starting to get back to normal levels as well.
While there is a fairly significant snowfall on the way, Schmid doesn’t believe it will have a large impact on water levels moving forward.
Meanwhile in Gravenhurst, Black River is causing some issues on Cooper’s Falls Road having crested at a few portions, according to town staff.
Officials say levels on South Kashe Lake and Severn River have declined since yesterday.
Sandbags are available still in Bracebridge at Fowler Construction and in Gravenhurst at Crawford Road Public Works Shop and Joseph Place Road cul-de-sac.