15:30EDT May 27 2012 – Flood Watch Updated for Thunder Bay and Lakehead Region

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breaking newsTHUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority is continuing the Flood Watch for the Lakehead Region, including the City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah, and the Townships fo O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies and Dorien.

The area has received 15-20 millimetres of precipitation over the last 24 hours. An additional 30 millimetres is forecasted over the next 24 hours with an additional 10-15 millimetres in thunderstorms.

Area watercourses have declined over the past 24 hours however will rapidly rise if heavy precipitation occurs. The lower Kaministiqua River has declined but is still experiencing high flows.

In the City of Thunder Bay, the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway is currently not diverting but will likely divert overnight.

The Flood Watch continues to remain in effect until Monday May 28, 2012 and will be updated as conditions warrant.

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High Water at Kakabeka Falls

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