Welcome to the Severn River Association of Property Owners (SRAPO) official website.

This site is dedicated to what we believe is one of the most beautiful regions of Canada in the heart of "cottage country" in central Ontario. On the left you will find the navigation links for the various parts of the web site. Please feel free to browse around the site and get a better idea of what the Severn River has to offer.

Water Management Alert!

SRAPO members going to their properties this past week have been alarmed by both fast flows and significant water level fluctuations. Some have said it's the worst in 50 years!

Parks Canada reports that in early and mid- April, 2017 water flows down the Severn at Swift Rapids were about 160 cubic metres per second (cm/s).

The high flow rate is both dangerous – it's about twice the flow that triggers a Waterway shutdown during navigation season, but it's also typical of this time of year when the ice has just gone and the spring freshet is almost over.

In view of the danger, Parks Canada and power plant operators temporarily lowered water levels between the Swift and Big Chute to prevent flooding in Severn Falls and at the lower level of the Swift Rapids power plant. Some property owners near Wood Bay reported a significant fluctuation of about 18 inches during this time.

Over the next few days Parks Canada will work to increase levels as much as possible without increasing the risk of flooding upstream in the Severn Falls – Waubic – Swift Rapids areas.

Property owners using the Waterway just after the ice has gone and the spring freshet please beware!

Parks Canada is improving its communications of Water Management Updates.

Parks Canada launched a new refreshed website on Sunday April 2, 2017. Many changes have occurred.

Water Management Updates are becoming more detailed, see the latest at:


More importantly, you can now get Water Management Updates sent directly to you via email as they become available, simply email: Ont.TrentSevern@pc.gc.ca and include "Water Management Update" in the subject heading.


DTS and Associate’s have summer job opportunities for a General Outside worker. Please contact Theresa Smith at 705 756-4480 or send a resume to dttsmith@xplornet.com

Severn Dockside has summer job opportunities for a General Outside worker. Contact Theresa Smith at 705 756-4480 or send a resume to dttsmith@xplornet.com

2017 Regatta

Don't miss this year's Regatta -- Saturday August 5, 2017

Rain day: Sunday August 6, 2017

Severn Falls

Registration opens at 09:00

Open to all members and their families. Membership Fee to Property Owners $40.00/year available for purchase at the Regatta

Swimming races for all ages and lots more. Download the brochure for more information.

Printable Membership Form


SRAPO has unique high quality Tee shirts and hats for you. You may purchase either a hat or a Tee shirt for $ 20.00. They will be for sale at the SRAPO Regatta in Severn Falls on August 1 or you may call Theresa Smith at 705-791-4080.

See the Merchandise page for full details.