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The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) Kemptville District Office is advising area residents along the north-eastern reaches of the Ottawa River that a Water Safety statement remains in effect.

Residents living in the City of Clarence-Rockland, the Town of Hawkesbury, and in the Townships of East Hawkesbury and Champlain should stay away from fast-moving rivers and streams and regularly check updated messages about spring weather conditions. Municipalities are advised to monitor and maintain local storm water infrastructure to ensure that storm drains, catch basins, culverts and ditches are free of materials such as dead leaf matter, to alleviate the potential for localized ponding of water on roads.

MNRF advises all residents to keep their children, pets and themselves away from lakeshores and riverbanks.

This Water Safety message will be valid until June 24, 2019 at 5:00 pm.