(THUNDER BAY, ON) – The Thunder Bay and surrounding areas are being cautioned about the potential for flooding to occur due to melting snow and rainfall amounts expected.
The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has issued a Flood Outlook Statement for the Lakehead Region including:
- City of Thunder Bay
- Oliver Paipoonge
Water levels have risen slightly throughout the watershed due to recent precipitation and snow melt. An additional 20-25 millimeters is expected overnight. Area watercourses are expected to rise overnight. Localized ponding may be experienced in low lying areas.
The public is advised to exercise caution in and around area waterways. High flows, melting ice and 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.
As part of the Authority’s Flood Warning System, staff will continue to monitor conditions and issue updated flood messages as warranted.
Source: Lakehead Region Conservation Authority