Manitoba Parks has provided the following update today:
Water levels remain high throughout Whiteshell Provincial Park and are continuing to rise. 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 over the road along PR 307 between Betula Lake and White Lake, PR 312 near Caddy lake, and Big Island Landing Road near West Hawk. Culverts are being replaced at the Big Island Land location. Caution should be used when travelling in these areas.
We encourage everyone to check manitoba511.ca before travelling (you can also call 511 anywhere in Manitoba to get updates by phone). Highways 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 depending on how much rain is received. Sandbags for filling and sand are being made available for cottage 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.