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Water Safety Advisory In Effect For Muskoka Watershed

Posted: 2021-07-16 07:39:16 By: thebay

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry advised yesterday of a  Watershed Conditions Statement in effect until Thursday July 22nd.

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

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

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 currently higher than usual for this time of year possibly causing some challenges for water activities.