THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for the Lakehead Region including The City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah and the Townships of O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies and Dorion.
Water levels have risen slightly throughout the watershed due to recent precipitation and snowmelt. An additional 20 to 25 millimetres is expected overnight. Area watercourses are expected to rise overnight. Localized ponding may be experienced in low lying areas.
The public is advised to exercise caution in and around area waterways. High flows, melting ice and unstable banks could be dangerous. Parents and caregivers are advised to keep children away from all waterways and discuss the hazards of flooding and fast flowing water.
As part of the Authority’s Flood Warning System, staff will continue to monitor conditions and issue updated Flood Messages as warranted.