Flood Outlook Statement for O’Connor and Gillies Townships

Flood
The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is tasked with reporting flood issues.

Flood
The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is tasked with reporting flood issues.

THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for the Lakehead Region including: the Township of O’Connor  and the Township  of Gillies.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that significant ice jamming is occurring on the Whitefish River in the Village of Hymers and sections of the Whitefish River between Hymers and Luckens Road.

The public is advised to exercise caution in the area of the Whitefish River as water levels may rise without warning. People living in the area should use extreme caution and pay attention to local conditions until theice jamming dissipates.

A Watershed Conditions Statement- Flood Outlook is issued to give early notice of the potential for  flooding.

Authority Staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program.