THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Water Safety Statement 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. ·
Recent snowmelt has resulted in a significant rise in some area watercourses. Minimal precipitation is expected during the coming week; however, the above average snowpack will continue to melt in the upper watersheds with high flows expected through the week.
In the City of Thunder Bay, the Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway has begun to divert water and is expected to continue to divert through the week.
The public is advised to exercise caution in and around area waterways. High flows and slippery, unstable banks could be dangerous. Parents and caregivers are advised to keep children away from all waterways and discuss the hazards of flooding and fast flowing water.
The threat of localized ponding exists in low lying areas from snow melt.
A Watershed Conditions Statement regarding Water Safety is issued to advise of unsafe conditions. Flooding is not expected.
Authority Staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program.