MNRF Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety – Bancroft District Friday, May 12, 2017 3:30 pm

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning remains in effect for the Gull River Watershed.

A Watershed Conditions Statement: Water Safety is in effect for the remainder of
Bancroft District.

Residents of the Gull River watershed 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.

Residents within Bancroft District should keep a close watch on conditions, regularly check for updated messages and exercise caution near fast-moving rivers and streams.

MNRF advises extreme caution when using forest access roads for outdoor activities. Many are seasonally inundated with water, prone to washouts, and may be impassable due to current water levels. The public should avoid crossing any submerged roads as there may be a risk to traveler safety. Barricades are erected at roads where known washouts or
dangerous driving conditions have been observed.

MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further
updates will be issued as appropriate.

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