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Water Levels Rise In Muskoka Lakes

Posted: 2019-05-02 15:41:34 By: hbr

The Township of Muskoka Lakes is advising residents that water levels over the past 24 hours have raised approximately 2.5 cm (1 inch) on Lake Muskoka, 5 cm (2 inches) on Lake Rosseau and Lake Joseph, and have stabilized on the Moon River.

Mortimer's Point Road from #1194 to #1245 fully closed to pedestrian and vehicular traffic. This road closure will remain in effect until further notice.

Any resident in need of sand bag support, please call the township office at 705-765-3156 for assistance.

The Township reminds residents that navigation restrictions have been issued by Transport Canada for Lake Muskoka, Moon River, and North and South Muskoka River. Navigation by non-emergency vessels is strictly prohibited. Individuals who can only access their property by boat are exempted from the Interim Order and other restrictions for the purpose of going to and from their property. Property managers and contractors are exempted from the Interim Order for the purpose of going to and from property on behalf of property owners. If citizens must use a waterway to access a property, they are urged to navigate at as slow a speed as possible.

In addition to marine patrols in these areas by the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Bracebridge and Huntsville Detachments, members from the OPP Central Region SAVE (Snowmobile, ATV and Vessel Enforcement) Team will be assisting in monitoring the area. Failing to abide by this order could result in fines of up to $5000.