The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has extended the water safety conditions statement for the Muskoka River watershed until May 26. Water levels and river flows have generally returned to normal for this time of year but are higher than levels and flows observed during the summer recreation season.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety
A Water Safety rating indicates that high flows, or other factors could be dangerous for such users as boaters, anglers, and swimmers but flooding is not expected. Local river sections included in this Water Safety rating include:
- Muskoka River; and
- Black River.
Boaters are advised to be cautious if traveling on local waterways. Boat traffic during spring conditions can cause damage to shorelines and to shoreline property with vessel wakes. There also continues to be a significant amount of debris in the waterways, please use extreme caution when boating.
A portion of the Bracebridge Bay Trail/Trans Canada Trail remains closed until further notice due to flood damage and required maintenance.
For more information on emergency preparedness, visit bracebridge.ca/emergencypreparedness.
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