Spring Thaw (Freshet)

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outdoor image of flooded road after ice and snow melt

Huntsville sees significant snowfall amounts during winter months, often resulting in spring flooding for residences in low lying areas. Awareness, planning and preparation are key to helping alleviate some of the after-math effects of a major storm or flooding situation.

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Huntsville sees significant snowfall amounts during winter months, often resulting in spring flooding for residences in low lying areas. Awareness, planning and preparation are key to helping alleviate some of the after-math effects of a major storm or flooding situation.

News and Public Notices

Visit or subscribe to huntsville.ca/news to obtain year-round Town of Huntsville news. This is the primary communication method used to communicate press releases and updates during an emergency or crisis.


  • 2020 Spring Freshet Community Information Session Postponed

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    13 Mar 2020

    Please be advised that the 2020 Spring Freshet Community Information Session has been postponed until further notice.

  • Reminder: Info. Sessions Next Week

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    12 Mar 2020

    We hope you can join us for the community information session on March 18, 2020 from 6-8pm at the Active Living Centre!

  • Ask a question!

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    03 Mar 2020

    Do you have any questions about spring thaw, flooding, emergency preparedness? Visit the Q&A tab for some FAQ's, or ask your own question and we will help answer for you.

  • Media Release: 2020 Spring Freshet Information Session

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    28 Feb 2020

    (HUNTSVILLE, ON) The Town of Huntsville and the Township of Lake of Bays would like to inform the public of an upcoming 2020 Spring Freshet Information Session scheduled for March 18, 2020. The public is invited to attend this session which will be held at the Active Living Centre from 6:00pm to 8:00pm. The session will include an update on current conditions, updated emergency response plans, flood preparedness, new flood plain mapping, an overview of climate change trends in Muskoka and how to find information and services using Ontario 211.

    Participants at this session include: Town of Huntsville, Township of Lake of Bays, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Muskoka Watershed Council, District of Muskoka, 211 – Community Connection.

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    For More Information Contact:
    Mike Vadlja
    Fire Prevention Officer
    705 789 5201 x 3604
    fire.inspector@huntsville.ca

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