Kawartha Conservation, in partnership with and on behalf of the City of Kawartha Lakes, is undertaking a flood plain mapping study for Burnt River, between Cameron Lake to the Village of Burnt River, to plan future development and prepare for possible flood emergencies during heavy rains or rapid snow melts. As part of this study, we will be doing survey work within the area during the next few weeks.
To facilitate this study, starting in mid-June, Kawartha Conservation staff and surveying consultants will need to access Burnt River resident properties to gather elevation data and survey water crossings, such as culverts and channel cross-sections.
No personal information will be collected during this time. The survey information will be used to develop a computer model to assist in mapping the Burnt River flood plain.
Staff and consultants will endeavor to contact homeowners while in the area before accessing their property.
We are also asking for your assistance gathering information on historical flooding in your area. If you have observed any flooding in your neighbourhood in the past, please assist us by contacting the above to provide details such as the date and location.