MNR Advises Stay Away from Kam River between Dog Lake and Kakabeka Falls


Kakabeka Falls May 25 2012
Kakabeka Falls May 25 2012 as captured by Damien Gilbert
THUNDER BAY – Due to flooding conditions in the Thunder Bay area, the Ministry of Natural Resources, the Ontario Provincial Police and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) are urging people to stay away from the areas of the Kaministiquia River between Dog Lake and Kakabeka Falls.

The Ministry of Natural Resources and OPG continue to monitor the high water levels currently existing on the Kaministiquia Watershed.

The MNR states, “Recent heavy rainfall has resulted in higher than normal water levels in Dog Lake and the Kaministiquia Watershed. Due to predicted additional rainfall in the next few days, there is a potential for flooding of the Silver Falls Road and areas along the Kaministiquia River between Dog Lake and Kakabeka Falls”.

Water flows and levels can become dangerous very quickly and without notice, particularly during periods of significant rainfall. People should stay clear of waterways during this period.

The agencies will continue to work together to monitor the situation. Updates will be issued as warranted.

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