Red Lake – Flood Warning in Effect Until Friday June 3, 2022

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Crews working on Highway washout south of Red Lake
Crews working on Highway washout south of Red Lake - Northern News Hawk for Image

RED LAKE – WEATHER – Significant rainfall over recent weeks, combined with melting snow has resulted in high stream flow conditions.

Water levels across the district are at or exceeding maximum outflows.

With runoff continuing to accumulate and forecasted precipitation, the water levels are expected to continue to rise.

The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry – Red Lake District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning is in effect in the district until Friday June 3, 2022.

Residents in the Red Lake, Suffel Lake, Dixie Lake, Longlegged Lake, Pakwash Lake, Chukuni River, Coli Lake, Berens Lake, and English River watersheds, and surrounding areas throughout the district should exercise extreme caution around less travelled roads, bridges, water-crossings, lakes, rivers, and areas of high runoff potential, as water levels in portions of the district are high. Water levels may continue to rise throughout the coming days due to precipitation received.

These water levels could lead to road and shoreline property damage. Residents are advised to secure shoreline structures such as boats and docks, among other items/structures.