MNRF Issues Watershed Conditions Statement
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Parry Sound District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement - Water Safety is in effect until Wednesday March 31. The statement effects residents the District of Muskoka, the District of Parry Sound and a north-west portion in the County of Haliburton.
The MNRF says higher water levels and flow conditions are anticipated as a result of melting snow, and precipitation moving through the area, which is forecast to drop 25-35mm of precipitation. Residents are reminded to keep a close watch on conditions and regularly check for updated messages.
With the rain and warmer temperatures, banks and shorelines adjacent to water bodies can be extremely slippery and unstable. Residents and visitors should exercise caution while around water bodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets. Ice conditions will continue to deteriorate on local lakes.
With subsequent, cooler temperatures in the forecast and relatively dry conditions are forecast from Saturday until next week Wednesday, and flooding is not anticipated at this time.