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Environment Committee Report June 20, 2018

Posted on: June 21, 2018  |  

  1. Nora Lake CN derailment – Information and photos  received from cottagers were forwarded to the Provinces environmental officer on May 22 for follow up with CN.
  2. Falcon Lake Open House – no further comment from MIT regarding the date
  3. McKenzie Bay Boathouse channel dredging – a second request was sent to parks to address the delta in the channel at the same time as the Falcon lake channels
  4. West Hawk Lake – We have asked MIT to add to the fall meeting agenda a review of the winter draw down level and the summer operating range
  5. Betula Lake level – readings of the actual level are being hampered by a missing reference plate. MIT has been informed and has requested repair or replacement of the plate.
  6. Dorothy Lake boat launch- Construction of a beaver lodge around the dock facility has been reported to Sue Atkin for action and response as of June 14
  7. Jessica, White and Lone Island levels – MIT has been contacted to review their decision to maintain these three lakes at a higher level to address a low level condition on Big Whiteshell while Betula lake is below normal.
  8. Nutimik Lake –

LWCB Report on Winnipeg River Water Management Issues in the Whiteshell Provincial Park Submitted by Whiteshell Cottagers Association

To LWCB Regulation meeting of June 13, 2018

Spring Conditions:

Precipitation in the Whiteshell and areas along the Winnipeg River in Manitoba has been below normal since spring break-up. Water levels on the Winnipeg River have been well below preferred levels of 274.78 to 275.23 m (901.5 to 903.0 ft.). Current water levels on Nutimik Lake are about 274.32m (900ft), lower quartile conditions. The low levels have limited cottagers’ use of their docks and made navigation a challenge.

LWCB Strategy:

The WCA has no comments on the LWCB proposed strategy. Weather permitting the WCA would like to see Nutimik Lake in the range 274.78 to 275.23 m (901.5 to 903.0 ft.) with water level changes limited to no more than 100 m3/s per week to the extent feasible.

Prepared by: Robert Harrison, P.Eng.

Submitted by Neil McMillan, Chair Environment Committee

 

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