MNRF Issues Water Safety Bulletin

Posted: 2021-07-09 07:42:45 By: thebay

Yesterday the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) issued a Water Safety Bulletin in effect until July 15th.

The advisory affects residents within the Parry Sound District which includes the District of Muskoka, the Territorial District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion in the County of Haliburton.

The MNRF says recent increase in water levels and flows are anticipated to remain over the next week as runoff from recent rain moves through the river systems.

The bulletin says with recent rainfall the banks and shorelines adjacent to water bodies can be extremely slippery and unstable. Residents and visitors should exercise caution while around waterbodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets.

Rivers are flowing much faster than usual for this time of year and may be hazardous for recreational activities. Lake levels are also currently higher than usual for this time of year possibly causing some challenges for water activities, the statement said.