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August 11, 2016 – South Whiteshell Flooding Update

Posted on: August 11, 2016  |  

Manitoba Sustainable Development advises that all cottage roads in the south Whiteshell are accessible at this time.

  • When removing sandbags please do not deposit sand in the water or on the shoreline to prevent alteration of fish habitat.  Sand may be contaminated by flood waters and should be deposed of at the drop off locations at West Hawk yard or Falcon Lake winter storage area.
  • Staff continue to make temporary repairs on all block roads.

Water Levels and Boating Restrictions: 

Water level information on lakes in the area can be accessed at the following link: http://www.gov.mb.ca/mit/floodinfo/floodoutlook/lakes_information.html#lake_levels

  • Real time hydrometric data for Caddy Lake, West Hawk Lake and Falcon Lake can be found at the following link: https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/google_map/google_map_e.html?searchBy=p&province=MB&doSearch=Go
  • SD continues to work with Manitoba Infrastructure (MI) to monitor the lake levels and control structures.
  • As a result of high water and the saturation of shorelines in the south Whiteshell to minimize potential erosion caused by boat wakes the following boating restrictions have been put in place:
  • Recreational Motor Boat traffic is prohibited from operating within 100 metres of shore line on: Caddy Lake, Star Lake, West Hawk Lake & Falcon Lake.

Closures: 

The following trails are closed as of June 28, 2016: McGillivray Falls Hiking Trail and Bear Lake Hiking Trail. There is no travel from South Cross Lake to Sailing Lake (which includes the North Cross tunnel).

  • Travel is also not advised along the South Whiteshell Trans-Canada Trail – until its condition has been assessed.
  • Hunt Lake Trail and Whiteshell River Hiking Trail are open as of August 11, 2016

If you have any further questions or require additional information please contact the Falcon District Office

Monday – Friday between 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM at 1-204-349-2201.

 

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