A low-pressure system passed through the Parry Sound area earlier this week and brought with it rainfall and warm weather.  Cumulative rainfall in the district was approximately 20 to 25 mm.  Daytime temperatures are expected to remain between 4 to 20C with overnight lows ranging from -3 to 11C over the next week.

Bracebridge Generation suggests residents keep a close watch on conditions as water levels have started to rise in rivers and streams, and anticipate that they will continue to rise over the next couple of weeks as rapid snow melt and precipitation flow through the watershed.  Residents should also consider taking action to secure or protect any property in flood-prone or vulnerable areas.

At 9 a.m. yesterday (Thursday) it was reported that the river flowing below the one-lane bridge immediately adjacent to the Deer Run Golf Course on McDougall Road has already flooded a large area of low-lying land.  It is expected that other lower-lying portions of known flood-prone roads along river courses will be impacted to various degrees as water levels start to increase over the next week.

Bracebridge Generation is advising area residents and visitors to exercise caution around water bodies and maintain close supervision of children and pets as banks and shorelines adjacent to water bodies are extremely slippery and unstable.  Travelling on ice should be avoided.

A close watch on local conditions and weather forecasts from Environment Canada is recommended. Environment Canada bulletins can be found at


April 27, 2018