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Kawartha Conservation issues caution as milder weather leads to increased flows in watershed – Peterborough

Heavy rains and expected mild temperatures on Friday prompted Kawartha Conservation to issue a Basin Conditions Statement on Water Safety.

Conservation officials say heavy rainfall is expected over the next two days due to low pressure. Expected temperatures for Friday were 7 to 10 degrees. Mild temperatures are expected to continue next week.

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Kawartha Nature Reserve says the results could lead to increased runoff within its jurisdiction. This includes most of the water bodies within the City of Kawartha Lakes (which includes 27 lakes), Trent Lakes Municipality, Cavan Monaghan Township, and the Durham Area Municipality. (Skagog, Block, Clarington).

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Although widespread flooding is not expected, water levels and flows in the basin waters of the Kawartha Nature Reserve remain higher than normal for this time of year.

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“Significant snow cover still exists in the Kawartha basin,” officials said. “This snow cover combined with rising temperatures will increase runoff from precipitation and snowmelt.”

Kawartha Conservation says increased runoff could make waterways dangerous. Residents are advised to keep a safe distance from all streams, rivers and water structures such as bridges, culverts and dams. They also remind us that ice conditions, especially in areas with moving water, may not be safe due to rising temperatures.

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