Flood Warning now in Effect

Otonabee Conservation advises that a Flood Warning is now in effect for the entire watershed region. A Flood Warning is issued when flooding is imminent or is occurring.

Recent rainfall combined with snowmelt in the Haliburton Lakes Region is responsible for the increased flows through the Gull, Burnt and Mississauga Rivers as well as Nogies Creek, Eels and Jacks Creek, which in turn will cause flooding downstream along the Kawartha Lakes and the Otonabee River.

Therefore, this Flood Warning is for the Otonabee River and the Kawartha Lakes (including Pigeon Lake, Buckhorn Lake, Chemong Lake, Lower Buckhorn Lake and Deer Bay, Lovesick Lake, Stony Lake, Clear Lake and Lake Katchewanooka.

Water Levels and flows will steadily increase throughout the day, today, as well as on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. Residents and businesses in flood vulnerable areas on the shores of the Kawartha Lakes and the Otonabee River are advised to prepare for flooding.

This Flood Warning will be updated on Monday, April 10th, 2017.

If you experience a flood emergency, please call 911 immediately.

To report a flood in your area, call the Flood Watch Hotline and leave a message after the tone (705-745-5791, ext. 228) or send a message by email to orcafloodduty@otonabee.com

 

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