Blame it on the rain: Flood Outlook
A Watershed Conditions Statement: Flood Outlook is in effect for Kawartha Lakes.
A strong low pressure system is predicted to pass through the municipality in the next three days, bringing significant amounts of precipitation. Rain is expected to start tonight persisting into Saturday, with a total precipitation of up to 50 mm expected.
As a result, water levels in local lakes and rivers will increase. Water accumulation may occur in low-lying areas, road ditches and areas with poor drainage.
Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay a safe distance from all water bodies, as well as water structures such as bridges, culverts, and dams.
Shorelines and banks are saturated and may be slippery and undercut. Children should be warned of dangerous conditions and caregivers should maintain a close watch on children who are outside.
The Flood Outlook will be in effect through to Tuesday April 23.