DR6YDEN, ONTARIO ~~~~~ June 5, 2022 (LSNews) The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry – Dryden District is advising area residents that a Flood Watch is in effect in the district until Friday, June 10, 2022.
Residents in the Wabigoon, Eagle and Forest Lake watersheds, Agimac Lake Watershed and surrounding areas throughout the district should exercise extreme caution around less travelled roads, bridges, water-crossings, lakes, rivers, and areas of high runoff or erosion potential. Although water levels have receded in some areas, they remain extremely high. Precipitation will continue to have an impact on water levels and will slow the rate of recession.
The ministry is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.
Description of Current ConditionsSignificant rainfall over recent weeks, combined with melting snow, have resulted in high stream and lake levels. Water levels across the district are at maximum outflows. With received and forecasted precipitation, the water levels could take longer to recede.
Potential health risks related to floods
Much of our region is experiencing ongoing flooding due to the rapid snow melt and heavy rainfall. Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reminds the public that with floods, come potential health risks to those impacted by flood water. Some of those risks include:
If you have questions about flood-related health risks, please contact Northwestern Health Unit and ask to speak with a public health inspector.
Photo by Jess Miller
Water starting to come on the highway
502 at Crowe Rock Landing road
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