Storm Damages Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area

Damage to Boardwalk and Trails at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area
Image: LRCA

THUNDER BAY – CLIMATE – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority report that area gauges have recorded between 20 to 49 millimeters of precipitation during Monday night’s rainstorm.

Area watercourses have reacted to the rainfall; however, they are within bank full conditions and no river bank flooding has been reported.

However, the overnight storm has resulted in shoreline erosion along Lake Superior. Record high lake levels, combined with high winds and wave uprush has resulted in extensive damage to the boardwalk and shoreline trail at Mission Island Marsh Conservation Area.

The boardwalk and shoreline trail will remain closed to the public until further notice. The accessible paved trail remains open to the public.

The Lake Superior Shoreline Flood Watch remains in effect.