Spring Run-Off Warning

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry - Bancroft District is advising residents that a Flood Warning is in effect for the Burnt River Watershed including the Irondale River, due to limited storage capacity and the responsive nature of these river systems. A Flood Watch is also in effect for the York River Watershed and Black River Watershed. A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook remains in effect for the rest of Bancroft District.

Residents of the Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams. Residents who have a historic susceptibility to flooding should take appropriate precautions to protect their property, such as ensuring sump pumps are functioning and securing items that may float away as water levels rise.

Please download and read the full advisory below.

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