25 Apr

High Water Levels in Muskoka

I’ve been visiting Muskoka recently dealing with the high water problems that many of us are suffering through. This is the second time in the past few years this has happened with the first being in 2013. I made a 2 min video showing the extreme volumes of water flowing from the Bracebridge Falls into Lake Muskoka and then out through the Bala Falls into the Moon River. There are some photos of the damage this high water has caused at the end of the video.

In: in and around muskoka ontario, on the water, tripin around towns

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  1. Wow. It’s high water, indeed! I’m sure people must have insurance, but it is a lot of work.
    Hope you aren’t trippin’ in the water! 🙂 Must be pretty cold.

  2. Ed Boutilier says:

    The severe damage was caused by the high water that floated the ice higher. When the ice moved it pushed into docks and buildings on the shorelines. Mostly the Big-3 lakes, Muskoka, Rosseau and Joseph suffered the damage. Many believe the Muskoka watershed has been grossly mismanaged by the MNRF resulting in the high water. Insurance does not cover flooding.

  3. Jane says:

    I hope your place is okay, Ed. It’s upsetting to see all of the damage, which is so much worse than 2013.

    We are fine at our cottage, primarily because our boathouse and dock are built at a high enough level that it didn’t take on water – even in 2013. Secondly, we bubble. And third, we’re on the west-facing side of Bala Park Island, so the current takes any potential ice westward and over the Bala Falls.

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