The Ministry of Natural Resources-Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Water Safety Statement is in effect for the following river systems within the District:
Muskoka and Moon Rivers Magnetawan River
Lower Pickerel River Black River and Boyne River
Water levels and flows in local lakes and rivers are currently higher than what is normally expected or experienced at this time of year due to the large amount of rainfall received over the previous weeks.
Residents and those visiting the area are advised to be aware of current watershed conditions, exercise caution while around waterbodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets.
Higher than normal lake water levels and river flows are expected to continue into next week before subsiding to more seasonal conditions.
MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates to this Watershed Conditions Statement will be issued prior to its expiry date should conditions warrant.