There has been a lot of snow this winter and now all eyes are on local lakes and rivers.

Those who live along the water are getting nervous and worried there could be a repeat of last year.

Some are preparing for the worst.

Paul McCully of Wasaga Beach has seen his share of flooding. This year he's keeping his fingers crossed, hoping it doesn't happen again.

“Anything can happen when you live next to the river,” he says. “If it backs up, we have a problem.”

There is so much snow across our area, flooding is a real concern for a number of towns and cities – from Muskoka in the north to the bottom of Lake Simcoe in the south, and everywhere in between.

Today, Georgian Bay fire crews went door-to-door handing out information pamphlets to property owners in low-lying areas, informing them of the real risks that exist.

Wasaga Beach Fire Chief Michael McWilliam says people should expect the worst just in case.

“These are all of our flood areas. If we get bad flooding it will be here,” he says. “The people know it and we are here reminding them, telling them what they need to do.”

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority has its flood and water status listed as “low” tonight but it is keeping a close eye on the snow pack. And so are people who live along water ways.

“I thought there was a chance of this happening, but we'll see it when it happens,” says Carl Jones . “I think I'm okay. But let's hope I am.”

It may sound drastic but people in traditional-flood prone areas are being encouraged to be prepared to leave their homes if it gets bad.

For now people are just hoping it doesn't.

When the risk is high, the NVCA issues a flood warning. Those warnings can be found at its website or by calling its information line at 705-424-1479.

There is also an alert tab on the town’s website.

The town says at this time of year, conditions in streams and rivers can change quickly.