The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – Bancroft District is advising area residents that a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety is in effect for the Gull River Watershed.
Residents of the Gull River Watershed 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.
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.