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What is the mission of the Muskoka Watershed Council?


Develop and implement science-based programs to research, assess, monitor, and evaluate environmental health.


Encourage sound watershed management practices and policies based on evidence.

Communicate & Educate

Develop and deliver public information and education programs that promote sustainable lifestyle choices and an understanding of the impact of human actions on the watersheds.

Promote & Demonstrate

Identify best practices that support a sustainable environment and a healthy community structure with a thriving economy.

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Flooded Area Photo in Bracebridge Bay

A Layman’s Guide to Spring Flooding in Muskoka

What happened in 2023? By Chris Cragg. The extreme spring flooding we saw in 2019 and 2013 does not happen every year. It only happens when a sequence of adverse factors combine in a short period of time. When a heavy snowpack, rapid melting and subsequent heavy rain combine, the…

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