At this time of year, LOBA members often have questions about high or low lake water levels. While we are always watching, it is the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) that controls water levels. Here are some links that may answer questions you have:
On March 23, the Muskoka Lakes Association hosted a webinar called Muskoka Lakes Water Levels – Past, Present and Future, with speakers from the MNRF, District of Muskoka and Muskoka Watershed Advisory Group. The presenters did an excellent job of explaining how water levels are controlled throughout the Muskoka Watershed. You can watch the webinar here -- the presentations are about 45 minutes, followed by 45 minutes of Q&A.
For real time hydrometric information for Lake of Bays as measured at the Baysville dam, click here.
For the latest Watershed Conditions Statement from the MNRF, click here.
Water levels on Lake of Bays at Baysville dam, 2021-01-01 to 2021-04-01
Updates from the Township of Lake of Bays
Two important staff reports are being presented to Township of Lake of Bays Council on Tuesday April 6 -- Revised Noise By-law (9:00 a.m.) and Short Term Rentals (1:00 p.m.)
The Township reviewed the Noise By-law and sought public input between January and February 2021. A new draft by-law based on public input as well as a review of surrounding municipalities is being brought before Council.
Members of the public may observe the Township Council proceedings on Tuesday April 6, starting at 9:00 a.m. and again at 1:00 p.m., by accessing the live or recorded webcast on the Township Facebook page.
The Muskoka Emergency Response Committee (MERC) is excited to launch #AlertMuskoka, an important new notification tool powered by the Voyent Alert! System. This free community alerting app will make it easy for residents and communities across Muskoka to quickly receive important information during critical incidents and emergency situations.