Authorities with the Trent-Severn Waterway confirmed that we can expect to see waters levels receding in the Burnt River, and rising in the Gull River over the next 24 hours. A FLOOD WARNING remains in place 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 passes through the Trent River system.

A WATERSHED CONDITION STATEMENT – WATER SAFETY is now in effect for the Kawartha Conservation watershed jurisdiction. The previous FLOOD WATCH is cancelled.

Water levels in the large Kawartha Lakes remain high. Balsam and Pigeon lakes have increased by 12 cm since yesterday and Sturgeon Lake by 4 cm, while levels in Cameron and Scugog remain stable. Trent-Severn Waterway is reassessing the situation on a daily basis and are adjusting the flows through water control structures to relieve pressure in the affected areas.

Waived Tipping Fees at Landfills

Relief is being offered to residents by waiving landfill tipping fees for flood-damaged goods within specific areas that have been impacted by flooding or impacted by lack of curbside pickup due to road closure. This assistance is being offered to the following areas:

  • Black River Road at Chilsom Trail Road and Cooper's Falls Road (Muskoka 6)

  • Digby-Laxton Road south of Monck Road 45 - from #280 to #371

  • Pinery Road from Winchester to Burnt River Road

  • Shuttleworth Road

  • Crooked Court

  • Monck Road 45 from Kinmount Road 121 Norland to Hwy 35

  • Moorings Drive

  • Cedar Plank

  • Wrex Road (Country road 121 to #49)

  • Northline Road at 5th Concession

  • CKL 44 between CKL 121 and Burnt River Road

  • 9th Concession Burnt River from County Road 121 to #59

Please check www.kawarthalakes.ca/newsroom for updates to this list as the flood continues. If you are within any of these areas you may bring your waste and/or flood damaged material to any landfill during regular operating hours. Please check the 2019 Municipal Calendar or our website for the location of the landfill nearest you.

When you bring your flood damaged goods to the landfill please provide your address to the landfill attendant on duty so they can check you are within one of the areas designated as exempted from tipping fees.

If you have retained a contractor to take your flood damaged goods to the landfill please pre-notify Heather Dzurko the Supervisor of Waste Management by email or other written communication to prevent any delay in drop off at the main landfill gates.

Local NewsDeb Crossen