THUNDER BAY – The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Mushkegowuk Council have issued a flood warning for Moose Factory and Moosenee.
The Ministry of Natural Resources – Cochrane District and the Mushkegowuk Council advise area residents that a Flood Warning is in effect for Moose Factory Island and the Town of Moosonee.
The MNR state that “Residents should keep a close watch on river conditions. Estimated ice break up arriving at our respective communities is as early as overnight tonight. Major ice build-up and accumulation along with significant overbank flooding is expected to occur.
MNR is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed and ice break up conditions.
Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Mushkegowuk Council are advising area residents that ice break up on the Moose River and its major tributaries is occurring at this time. There is a major ice jam on the Moose River; the front of the ice jam is located up river at the outlet of the Abitibi River approximately 30 kilometers from Moosonee & Moose Factory and extending 10 km upstream. Water levels are extremely high and significant over bank flooding is occurring at the ice jam location.
Furthermore, there is a major ice jam a few kilometers up from the mouth of Abitibi River. The ice jam presently extends approximately 16 km on the Abitibi River. Water levels are extremely high and significant over bank flooding is occurring at the ice jam location.