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Headed to the cottage? Muskoka boating restrictions lifted

OPP encourages you to be careful and wear a life jacket as risk continues due to fast-moving water and floating debris

Transport Canada has lifted the order restricting boats from some Muskoka waterways due to flooding. 

The agency had issued an interim order April 30 prohibiting navigation on Lake Muskoka, North and South Branches of the Muskoka River and Moon River.

Although the restriction to navigation has been rescinded, Ontario Provincial Police is advising the waterways affected by the flood conditions continue to have hidden dangers.

Fast moving water and unexpected debris floating on top of and just under the surface of the water will continue pose serious risk to boaters.

"If you plan on utilizing a pleasure craft in the Muskoka Region this coming long weekend, please use extra caution and wear your lifejacket," the OPP advises.