The evacuation order has ended at Betula Lake.
Manitoba Parks made that announcement, coinciding with the opening of Provincial Road (PR) 307.
With conditions continuing to improve, Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure reopened the road to local traffic Tuesday at noon. Traffic is restricted to cottagers, permanent residents, and clients of commercial operations at this time. Travellers should note that PR 307 will open from the south only (through Rennie and past White Lake). PR 307 to the north of Betula will remain closed due to high water on the highway and this northern access point will remain barricaded.
Park residents returning to Betula Lake may encounter floodwaters on roadways and should proceed with caution and drive to the conditions. Travellers should proceed to the area during daylight hours and be aware that conditions may change with environmental factors such as precipitation and wind. The Betula Lake pump house will be operating under a boil water order until the water can be tested.
The state of local emergency for Whiteshell Provincial Park remains in place due to lingering high water levels throughout the park and expires July 18. Manitoba Parks is continuously evaluating the situation and will rescind the order if it is no longer required.