LRCA Watershed Update – Significant Melting

LRCA Update

LRCA UpdateTHUNDER BAY – Warm temperatures have melted significant snow over the weekend. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Water Safety Statement Update for the Lakehead Region including: City of Thunder Bay, Municipalities of Neebing, Oliver Paipoonge, Shuniah and the Townships of O’Connor, Conmee, Gillies and Dorion.

LRCA Watershed Update

Warm temperatures over the weekend resulted in a significant melt of the snow pack. Area watercourses have risen over the weekend; however, have mostly stabilized . Approximately five millimetres of precipitation is forecasted tomorrow with the possibility of higher amounts in the form of thunderstorms which will result in a rise in area watercourses.

The Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway, which provides riverine flood protection to the lower Neebing River and the Intercity area, is diverting flow and will likely continue to do so over the week. 

Localized ponding and flooding in low lying areas is occurring and will continue into the coming week.

A Watershed Conditions Statement regarding Water Safety is issued to advise of unsafe condition s.

Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority staff are continuing to monitor conditions as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program and will issue updates as warranted.

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