Flooding still a problem across the region
A Flood Outlook remains in effect for all watersheds within the District which includes the District Municipality of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion in the County of Haliburton.
The Ministry of Natural Resources says water levels and flows in lakes and rivers are increasing as a result of rainfall and the melting of the snow pack over the past few days. They expect that the rate of rise in water levels and flows will quickly diminish and then will begin to recede by tomorrow afternoon due to the return of seasonal air temperatures with no additional rainfall forecasted for the coming days. It is expected that portions of known flood-prone roads along river courses will be impacted to various degrees as river levels rise.
Residents affected by high water conditions in the past should take necessary action to secure any vulnerable property in close proximity to rivers and lakes and closely monitor developing conditions over the next few days. The MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions and will an update tomorrow afternoon.