News Flood Watch in effect for local rivers SHARE ON: Taylor Ablett, contributor, Friday, Apr. 7th, 2017 The OPP is reminding you to be careful for flooding in the area. This comes after the Bancroft District Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry issued a flood watch for areas around the York, Burnt and Irondale Rivers. A flood outlook statement is in effect for the rest of the Bancroft area. Police say mixed with this week’s rain and snow, water levels could rise. You are being reminded to be cautious around fast moving water, watch for changing conditions in local rivers and streams, and keep children and pets away from them.