Manitoba Parks would like to advise cottage owners throughout Whiteshell Provincial Park of high water levels within the park. Water levels are higher than normal at Falcon, Caddy, West Hawk, Brereton, Jessica, White Lake and Betula Lakes. With rising water and ice there is potential for damage to infrastructure on the water. Water is also over PR307 between Betula Lake and White Lake and caution should be used when travelling in that area.
Check manitoba511.ca before travelling as the highway may be closed if water continues to rise. Manitoba Parks staff are working in conjunction with staff from the department of Manitoba, Transportation and Infrastructure to monitor lake levels and adjust control structures where possible including over the weekend depending on how much rain is received. Sandbags and sand are being made available for cottager owners to protect cottages or weigh down docks on a proactive basis at the Betula Ball Diamond, the parking lot across from Brereton Lake Resort, West Hawk maintenance yard and the causeway at Falcon Lake.
If cottagers have any questions, concerns or urgent matters please contact Manitoba Parks at 204-340-6769. To report an emergency please contact 911 if located in the South Whiteshell and if in the North Whiteshell contact the Whitemouth RCMP detachment at 204-348-7177