Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement

breaking newsTHUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement at 10:00AM May 25 2012.

“Between 35 and 60 millimeters of precipitation has been recorded in area gauges in the last 24 hours. Waterlevels have risen thoughout the watershed due to this recent precipitation. Most watersheds have peaked or will peak over the day and then begin to decline, however the lower Kaministiqua River is expected to rise over the day.

“Minimal precipitation is forecast over the next 24 hours; however considerable additional precipitation is forecast for the weekend which may result in increased water levels and flows. Localized ponding and flooding is being experienced in low lying areas.

“An additional threat of localized ponding and flooding exisits in low lying areas if heavy rain occurs over the weekend. The pubic is advised to exercize caution in and around area waterways today and over the weekend.

“Authority staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. An Update to the statement will be issued prior to 4:00PM today.”