The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has downgraded to a flood watch for the Burnt, Irondale, and Black rivers.

The MNRF says flows on these rivers are still high but are starting to decline. Forecasted rain will either cause them to level off or rise again. According to the MNRF, flooding is still possible.

A flood warning was issued for these waterways last week and is still in effect for the York River. The Little Mississippi is also under a flood watch. The MNRF says some properties near the York and Little Mississippi rivers will be impacted by flooding. Anyone with a history of flooding is being asked to make sure their sump pumps work, and to secure items that could float away if water levels rise. The ministry is also urging everyone to be cautious around fast-moving rivers and streams.

**With files from Andreas Pandikiu