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May 29, 2017 – The Community Advisory Panel and Kawartha Conservation are seeking community feedback on lake management plan implementation projects through a newly launched online survey.

The survey results will be shared during a half-day Stewardship Summit on July 15 at the Cambray Community Centre located at 2255 Elm Tree Road.

“The survey is one component of community consultation and engagement to get specific ideas for projects and priorities regarding lake management plan implementation,” said Community Advisory Panel Chair, Doug Erlandson.

“Working with our community partners and listening to the feedback of residents has been a key component of the lake management plans developed by Kawartha Conservation,” added former Chair Chris Appleton. “That engagement and consultation is continuing through the development of implementation actions.”

The survey results, in conjunction with feedback during the Stewardship Summit will help establish themes, priorities and specific short and long-term projects that will help inform decision-making and multi-year budgeting.

“Lake management plan implementation is a long-term investment,” explained Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski. “By consulting our community across the Kawartha watershed, we will be better able to develop a multi-year action plan and budgeting strategy that provides concrete actions and deliverables to community residents and our municipal partners.”

The survey will focus on five key areas: Stewardship, Strategic Planning, Urban and Rural Infrastructure, Research and Monitoring and Communications and Outreach.

“On behalf of our municipal partners, all of our lake management plans have been developed with strong public engagement and input,” explained Mr. Majchrowski. “We are continuing to engage our community and our partners while we develop community-focused priorities and specific implementation projects.”

Mr. Majchrowski stressed the survey and Stewardship Summit are not just for waterfront property owners, but for the entire community.

“Lake management plan implementation will benefit the entire community, from tourism to agriculture, downtowns, small business, economic development and urban and rural property owners” he said. "Implementing projects that will help protect and improve our lakes and rivers will benefit everyone.”

The survey is available Online at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LakePlanImplementationSurvey, and can be completed until Sunday, July 9.

“We appreciate everyone taking the time to complete the survey and sharing it with their family, friends and neighbours,” said Mr. Erlandson. “We look forward to sharing the results at our Stewardship Summit on July 15.”

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May 25, 2017 – Due to overwhelming demand, Kawartha Conservation is launching two exciting new programs for moms and kids. Starting in July, a four-week Mom and Tot Outdoor Learning Program will be offered for moms and children aged 2 to 4, as well as four one-day Nature Camps for children aged 4 and 5.

“The Mom and Tot program allows mothers and their young children to connect with nature in a safe, nurturing environment, providing quality time and learning through fun crafts, sensory games, circle times, sharing, stories and more,” explained Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist.

The morning sessions will run from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4, Thursday, July 13, Tuesday, August 1 and Thursday, August 10. Cost of the sessions will be $20 per session or $75 for all four.

“We’re really excited about this program,” said Ms. Aspden. “This exciting new program will allow mom’s to bring their toddlers to Ken Reid Conservation Area for a morning of outdoor activities, bonding and learning lead by a Kawartha Conservation educator.

“The program also allows mothers to network and share with other mothers of young children,” added Ms. Aspden.

Also launching in July will be four one-day nature camps for children ages 4 and 5.

“These one-day camps will all offer different themes with all activities being hands-on, structured and geared to outdoor learning in a fun, safe and nurturing environment,” said Ms. Aspden.

Themes for the four one-day camps will be Amazing Animals, Art in Nature, Wonders of Water and Bugs.

“This one-day camp is designed to help prepare the younger children for our week long camps for children ages 6 to 10,” said Ms. Aspden. “We’ve heard from a lot of parents who are looking for camps and programs that are both educational and fun in an outdoor setting away from screens and televisions.

“Ken Reid Conservation Area and our Outdoor Education facility offers a perfect venue to enjoy nature while learning and building strong friendships and a love of nature,” added Ms. Aspden.

The four one-day camps will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 5 and 12 and Wednesday, August 2 and 9. Camp participants can be dropped off at 8 a.m. and picked up at 4:30 p.m. Cost is $45 per day, $40 if you sign up for three day camps and $35 if you register for all four one-day camps.

To learn more about the Mom and Tot Outdoor Learning Program or the one-day Nature Camps, or to register contact Nancy Aspden at 705-328-2271 Ext. 218, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit us online at www.KawarthaConservation.com.

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May 23, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation’s 2017 Rain Barrel orders end on Thursday, May 25. Interested residents who have not already ordered their rain barrels or accessories have until Thursday to take advantage of the great pricing offered and finalize their 2017 orders.

All rain barrels and accessories will be ready for pick up on Saturday, June 3 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Kawartha Conservation field centre, next to the administrative centre.

“This is a great opportunity to order rain barrels and accessories at great prices,” said Stewardship Coordinator Holly Shipclark. “People can order 180 litre (47 Gallon) or 220 Litre (55 Gallon) Terracotta rain barrels and a number of accessories from wooden rain barrel stands to downspout diverters, hose and more.”

The annual rain barrel sale benefits Kawartha Conservation while providing area residents with great products at great prices.

With the extreme low water conditions in 2016, more and more people are recognizing the value of rain water harvesting and the cost benefits to using naturally occurring rain water to water lawns and gardens rather than relying on water from the tap.

“Rain barrels are a perfect way to harvest rainwater,” said Ms. Shipclark. “We are certainly seeing more people interested in rain water harvesting opportunities and our 2017 rain barrel sale is a great way to take advantage of that.

For those who have not already placed their 2017 order, visit us online at https://rainbarrel.ca/kawarthaconservation/ or contact Holly Shipclark by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 705-328-2271 Ext. 240.

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A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY remains in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed continue declining.

WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY – KAWARTHA LAKES

DATE:    May 19, 2017

TIME:    3:00 pm             

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

  • Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
  • Trent-Severn Waterway
  • Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
  • Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:

  • City of Kawartha Lakes
  • Municipality of Trent Lakes

A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY remains in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.

Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed continue declining as inflow from the northern tributaries decreases. Although 20 mm of precipitation is predicted for the region over the weekend, it is not expected to affect the decreasing trend of the large Kawartha Lakes.

The Trent Severn Waterway officials has delayed opening the navigation season as lakes and rivers within the system are above Full Navigations levels and boating conditions are presently deemed unsafe.  

As water levels with the Kawartha Lakes are still high, waterway currents in the vicinity of dams are swift and treacherous. All near shore areas should be considered extremely dangerous. 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.

This Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Tuesday, May 23rd 2017. Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                         Dave Pridham                   

Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is a general notice that existing or potential conditions pose a risk to personal safety. Watershed Conditions Statements - Water Safety may be issued when streams are flowing at or near bankfull levels, when ice conditions are unsafe, or when stream banks are icy, soft and/or slippery.

Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds are provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

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May 16, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation is looking for a dedicated group of volunteers who would like to take part in a water quality initiative on Sturgeon Lake.

The project will involve collecting water samples and taking water temperature readings once per month from the end of a dock or waterfront property from the end of May to August.

“We’re looking for a limited number of lakefront residents who would like to assist us by taking samples and collecting data during the summer months,” explained Water Quality Specialist Debbie Balika. “All of the bottles, coolers, thermometers and training will be provided to our volunteers.”

The data collected will provide Kawartha Conservation with baseline information for the lake, particularly focusing on nearshore data.

“During the lake management planning process one of the identified information gaps was the lack of data around the nearshore areas of the lake,” explained Ms. Balika.

The volunteers will need to take samples and record the information once per month for a total of four samples during the summer months.

“It is critical to get a good sample size from around Sturgeon Lake in order to get a complete picture of nearshore lake health,” said Ms. Balika. “We very much appreciate the volunteers who have continued to take an interest in lake management planning and implementation and hope to hear from a number of interested volunteers for this project.”

For more information or to volunteer for the summer sampling project, contact Debbie Balika at Kawartha Conservation by calling 705-328-2271 ext. 227 or emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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A FLOOD WARNING for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED.  A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in affect now for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.

DATE:    May 15, 2017
TIME:    1:00 pm               

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

•    Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
•    Trent-Severn Waterway
•    Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:

•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes is CANCELLED.  A WATERSHED CONDITIONS STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is in affect now for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes.
Water levels in all Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed have continued declining over the weekend at a slow rate. The Gull River system has peaked and is decreasing slowly, but still flowing at very high levels.
The Trent Severn Waterway officials are reassessing the situation on a daily basis and will continue to adjust dams to accommodate the large amount of water that is moving through the Trent River system.
With no significant precipitation forecast for the region for the next 5 days, the lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed will continue their decreasing trend.
As water levels with the Kawartha Lakes are still high, all near shore areas should be considered extremely dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away 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.
Burnt and Gull River levels are monitored by staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Residents along these two rivers are requested to direct any questions concerning water levels to the MNRF Minden office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .
For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).
The Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety - Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Friday, May 19th 2017.  Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is a general notice that existing or potential conditions pose a risk to personal safety.  Watershed Conditions Statements - Water Safety may be issued when streams are flowing at or near bankfull levels, when ice conditions are unsafe, or when stream banks are icy, soft and/or slippery.
Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds are provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

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May 12, 2017 – Due to overwhelming popularity, Fleming College and Kawartha Conservation are adding a fifth week to the popular Nature Explorer Summer Camp for children aged 6 to 10 years old for August 28 to September 1.

“The response has been incredible,” said Nancy Aspden, Coordinator, Environmental Programs/GIS Specialist. “The number of registrations and inquiries for this year’s summer camp series has been overwhelming.”

The week-long summer camps focus on fun, hands-on activities around environmental education and outdoor skills. Campers get to explore wildlife, get their hands dirty, participate in activities that teach outdoor skills, conduct water measurements and explore aquatic life, undertake experiments and much more.

“Campers are also going to work on different projects and crafts that they can take home at the end of a day and participate in a variety of games and physical activities like scavenger hunts and orienteering activities,” said Ms. Aspden.

Both August camps sold out quickly, with limited space still available for the July 17 to 21 camp.

“We heard from a number of parents who were interested in another August camp so we are offering a third Nature Explorer Summer Camp from August 28 to September 1,” said Ms. Aspden. “We have received a lot of positive feedback from parents and caregivers and we expect this final camp week to sell out quickly as well.”

The final camp week of summer will focus on birds, wilderness skills, wetlands, trees and nature art, aquatics and orienteering and map reading.

For more information on the Nature Explorer Summer Camp, visit www.frostcampus.wixsite.com/naturecamp or contact Nancy Aspden at 705-328-2271 Ext. 218 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book your space before they’re gone.

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A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water continues to pass through the Trent River system.

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – UPDATE

DATE:    May 12, 2017
TIME:    11:00 am             

Message sent on the basis of information received from:
•    Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
•    Trent-Severn Waterway
•    Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:
•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water continues to pass through the Trent River system.


Water levels in Balsam and Pigeon lakes have been stable, while levels in Cameron and Sturgeon lakes continued declining at a very slow rate of 2-4 cm over the last 24 hours. The Gull River system is still flowing at very high levels but remains stable. Small declines at some upstream reservoir lakes have been observed.


The Trent Severn Waterway officials report that flow through the dam in Rosedale will be increased today. Dams at Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon will be adjusted to reduce flow. No dam adjustments are planned today to the Buckhorn dam.


Environment Canada forecasts light rain for the region over the weekend, with less than 10 mm expected. This amount of precipitation is not expected to affect the water levels in the Kawartha Lakes.


In these conditions the Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are expected to remain stable or continue declining at a very slow rate.


Under these circumstances, all near shore areas should be considered extremely dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away 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.


Municipalities are advised to monitor areas historically known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.


Shoreline residents are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and their property, to monitor water levels closely, and contact their local municipality should any threat of flooding develop.


Burnt and Gull River levels are monitored by staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Residents along these two rivers are requested to direct any questions concerning water levels to the MNRF Minden office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .


For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).


The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Monday, May 15th 2017.  Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

A Flood Warning is a notice issued when flooding is imminent or occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. It is the highest warning level.
Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds are provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

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May 11, 2017 – The Community Advisory Panel and Kawartha Conservation are pleased to announce a half-day Stewardship Summit to gather community input on lake management plan implementation.

Spearheaded by Community Advisory Panel Chair, Doug Erlandson and former Chair Chris Appleton, the Summit is intended to engage area full-time and seasonal residents and solicit input on lake management plan implementation projects and priorities.

“The Summit is part of a multi-year, consultative lake management plan implementation process,” said Kawartha Conservation CAO Mark Majchrowski. “We have undertaken considerable public consultation in developing our lake management plans. This Summit is an important next step in developing project priorities as part of the implementation, and we are excited to work with the community to implement projects of benefit to them.”

Mr. Majchrowski said the input received would help inform multi-year decision making and budgeting of lake management plan implementation priorities.

Mr. Erlandson, who also represents the Balsam Lake Association, said there is a lot of expertise in the community and ongoing consultation is critical to the success of the plans.

“As residents, whether full-time or seasonal, we all play a role in helping to protect our environment,” he said. “The lake management plans provide a lot of science-based research and data and now we are asking the public to bring forward their ideas and suggestions for what they see are the priorities for implementation.”

Mr. Appleton, a member of the Sturgeon Point community agreed.

“The Summit will allow community members from different backgrounds to come together and discuss priority areas and specific projects in their locale which will meet the objectives highlighted

The Summit is planned for Saturday, July 15 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Cambray Community Centre, 2255 Elm Tree Rd., Cambray. It is open to anyone who would like to contribute ideas and be part of a discussion on lake management plan implementation.

“This Summit will be a critical component in continuing to work with our communities to develop consultative priority projects for the short and long-term health of our watershed,” said Mr. Majchrowski. “We are looking forward to developing multi-year, long-term implementation budgets and strategies that address our community-focused lake management plans.”

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A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water continues to pass through the Trent River system.

FLOOD WARNING – KAWARTHA LAKES – UPDATE

DATE:    May 11, 2017
TIME:    11:30 am             

Message sent on the basis of information received from:

•    Kawartha Conservation Flood Forecasting Network
•    Trent-Severn Waterway
•    Ministry of Natural Resources - Surface Water Monitoring Centre
•    Environment Canada

Affected Municipalities:

•    City of Kawartha Lakes
•    Municipality of Trent Lakes

A FLOOD WARNING is still in effect for the shoreline areas of Balsam, Cameron, Sturgeon and Pigeon lakes. There is potential for flooding to occur along shorelines, in near shore areas, and in low-lying areas as a large volume of water continues to pass through the Trent River system.
Water level in Pigeon Lake has continued increasing over the last 24 at a slow rate of 1 cm, while levels in Balsam and Sturgeon lakes are stable.  Cameron Lake has demonstrated a decrease by 3 cm as flow from the Burnt River is steadily declining. The Gull River system is still flowing at very high levels and expected to crest by the end of this week.

The Trent Severn Waterway officials report that flow will be further reduced at the Fenelon Falls and Bobcaygeon dams. No adjustments will take place today to the dams in Rosedale and Buckhorn.

In these conditions the Kawartha Lakes within the Kawartha Conservation watershed are expected to stabilize, but will remain very high.  With no significant precipitation predicted for the region, it is expected lakes will peak in next 24-28 hours.

Under these circumstances, all near shore areas should be considered extremely dangerous. Kawartha Conservation is warning all residents to stay away 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.

Municipalities are advised to monitor areas historically known for flooding and be prepared to respond to high water situations as they occur. Residents are advised to contact their municipalities should a flood threat develop. Local municipalities are first to respond to and assist with flood emergencies.

Shoreline residents are advised to take precautions to protect themselves and their property, to monitor water levels closely, and contact their local municipality should any threat of flooding develop.

Burnt and Gull River levels are monitored by staff from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF). Residents along these two rivers are requested to direct any questions concerning water levels to the MNRF Minden office at 705-286-5207 or refer to the City of Kawartha Lakes website below for additional information:   www.city.kawarthalakes.on.ca/flood-information .

For assistance in the event of a flood, and to obtain sandbags, please call your municipal emergency contact (see http://kawarthaconservation.com/watershed/flood-forecasting).

The Flood Warning-Kawartha Lakes will be in effect until Friday, May 12th 2017.  Kawartha Conservation will continue monitoring water levels and watershed conditions and notify the public and municipalities within its watershed jurisdiction of any changes. If you are aware of or have concerns about flooding, please contact Kawartha Conservation at 705.328.2271 or 705.344.0155 after hours.

Iryna Shulyarenko                                                                         Dave Pridham                    
Hydrologist                                                                                    Manager, Environmental and Technical Services

A Flood Warning is a notice issued when flooding is imminent or occurring in specific watercourses or municipalities. It is the highest warning level.
Flood Forecasting services for the Burnt and Gull Rivers watersheds are provided by Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Minden Office (tel. 705-286-5207)

Emergency Contacts

For assistance in the event of a flood, call your municipal emergency contact.
Municipal emergency contacts

City of Kawartha Lakes, Fire and Rescue Department
705.324.5731
After hours: 1.877.885.7337

Regional Municipality of Durham, Emergency Management Office
905.430.2792

Township of Scugog, Fire Department
905.985.2384

Township of Brock
705.432.2355
After hours: 1.877.559.4887

Township of Cavan Monaghan, Fire Chief/Protective Service
705.932.9342

Municipality of Trent Lakes
705.738.3800 or 1.800.374.4009

Municipality of Clarington, Emergency Dispatch Centre
905.623.5126

Minden Area office (contact for Burnt and Gull River residents)
705.286.1521
Primary flood contact, Kris Windover, 705.286.5207
To report flooding to Kawartha Conservation, please contact:

Iryna Shulyarenko
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 219
After-hours: 705.344.0155

Alternate Contact
Dave Pridham
Office number: 705.328.2271 ext. 221
After-hours: 705.344.0142

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