The Municipality of Trent Hills is home to three Conservation Authorities that monitor water levels and advise residents of potential issues related to increased or decreased water levels. Current water level information is available on their websites and if required, Trent Hills specific information will be posted here.

The Trent Severn Waterway also provides information about water levels.

Weather and Flood Resources

The Haliburton Kawartha Pine Ridge District Health Unit has a Flood Safety resouces page available for local residents.

Municipal Activities During Flooding Events

The Municipality adopted a Flooding Policy which identifies what activities the Municipality will and will not undertake during flooding events.

The Municipality will undertake the following activities, as deemed appropriate based on the specific circumstances:

  • Patrol roads in problem areas during critical times and take necessary maintenance precautions and do necessary repairs
  • Take the necessary precautions to remove ice and snow from problem ditch areas and open all culverts and drains to reduce the chance of road washouts during spring runoff
  • Check bridges and remove debris and ice, if problems occur
  • Where possible, address problem beaver dams that could let go during high-water events and cause road washout
  • If roads become flooded, close such roads safely and provide notification
  • Stock appropriate public locations with sand and sand bags for resident use
  • Sand or sand bags may be delivered and placed at specific public locations
  • Advise private individuals where they may obtain sand and sand bags

The Municipality will not undertake the following activities:

  • Inspect private property and provide advice regarding flood protection
  • Fill sand bags for use on private property
  • Remove sand bags
  • Provide instructions to residents in the use of sand bags, other than having pamphlets available

Property owners in a flood prone area can review this video for tips for successful sand bag preparation and placement

 

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