THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook 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.
Approximately 15 to 27 millimetres of precipitation has been recorded in area gauges over the weekend. An additional 10 millimetres of precipitation is expected into tomorrow. Area watercourses have begun to rise and will continue to rise slowly over the next day until the precipitation ends. Some localized ponding is occurring.
The public is advised to continue to exercise caution in and around area waterways.
A Watershed Conditions Statement-Flood Outlook provides early notice of the potential for flooding based on weather forecasts calling for heavy rain, snow melt or other conditions that could lead to high runoff, cause ice jams, etc. A Watershed Conditions Statement is not a flood warning. Its purpose is to raise public awareness about a change or potential change in watershed conditions.
Authority Staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program. Updates will be provided as warranted.