LRCA Flood Update – November 29 2016

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Flood Outlook Issued

THUNDER BAY – The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority continues the Flood Outlook 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.

Rural area gauges have recorded between 40 millimetres (Township of O’Connor) to 84.6 millimetres (Municipality of Neebing) of precipitation over the last 48 hours. In the City of Thunder Bay, gauges have recorded between 61.5 to 69.2 millimetres of precipitation. Total water content that has been released to area waterways includes received precipitation plus snow melt, which is estimated to be between 20 to 40 millimetres of water content.

It is expected that area waterways will continue to rise marginally throughout the day. Additional precipitation is forecasted with another 20 millimetres possible over the next two days.

The Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway within the City of Thunder Bay has begun to divert water and is expected to divert over the next several days.

Based on available records, this the latest date in the year the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has ever issued a Flood Message or has the Neebing-Mclntyre Floodway ever diverted. Authority Staff will continue to monitor conditions as part of its flood forecasting and warning program and will issue updates as warranted.