Water levels are still rising in Minden Hills. The township says between Tuesday and Wednesday the Gull River Watershed had a 5 cm increase. That means the river is nearing the levels of the 2013 flood.

However, the Burnt River levels have crested, which means the water is starting to recede. The Bobcaygeon Road Main Street Bridge is still closed.

Starting at 6:00pm, Bobcaygeon Road at the Newcastle intersection and Milne Street at Water and Newcastle will also be closed.

There are still a number of places to get sand bags in the area:

  • S.G. Nesbitt Community Centre, located at 55 Parkside Street, Minden
  • Roads Department Yard #3, located at 4564 County Road 121 (Kinmount location), in the Sand Dome to the left of the entrance
  • Furnace Falls Park entrance, located on County Road 503
  • Lady Fatima Catholic Church, 7 Bobcaygeon Road (off of Hwy 35 at the intersection of Bobcaygeon Road and IGA Road)

It’s primarily self-serve so bring a shovel with you.