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Sunday, 21 April 2013

Burnt River Flooding Update !

Kawartha Lakes Mums -  Ever Boated Down Your Driveway? 

7:30am City of Kawartha Lakes posted that Burnt River has reached its flood threshold, and firefighters are visiting homes by boat as well as continuing sandbagging. More roads are closed,and the boil water advisory and evacuation continues for the area.
Seasonal visitors are asked to please return home.
Kawartha Lakes Mum Susan Perrin Brooks titled her photo that City of Kawartha Lakes shared:
Sucks when you have to boat down your driveway.......
image Burnt River flooding posted by Susan Perrin Brooks

Burnt River Historical Flooding

Apparently, Burnt River has a long history of flooding, something that was highlighted last year in an appeal from Black Bear Estates who were trying to get permission for a zoning change for several lots to become residential. According to the decision document Burnt River floods at least every 8 years. 

Floodplain Housing Solutions

Living on a flood plain is a way of life for many people. In some countries,  they have rather innovative solutions. What floodplain housing solutions do you know of? Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

For more pics of Burnt River Flooding, visit the Four Mile Lake Flooding Discussion Board. Thanks Four Mile Lake for linking to us! 

1 comment:

  1. I was surprised to see a reader from Peterborough , Ontario was brought to Kawartha Lakes Mums through this post about Kawartha Lakes Flooding.
    I wonder if it has anything to do with the photo recently posted by a Peterborough radio station of a man portaging a canoe through downtown Peterborough?
    What do you think?


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