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July 18, 2016 – South Whiteshell Flooding Update

Posted on: July 18, 2016  |  

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

A stockpile of sandbags are available for pick up at the West Hawk Maintenance Yard, Falcon Lake Winter Storage area, and Toniata boat launch.

  • Staff continue to make temporary repairs on all block roads.

  Water Levels and Boating Restrictions: 

Water levels on Caddy Lake have dropped slightly with a reading of 1047.76` feet above sea level, West Hawk Lake has decreased slightly and is currently reading 1093.41 feet and Falcon Lake has decreased slightly with a reading of 1066.99 feet..  This and information on other 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 on the lakes in the south Whiteshell and to minimize potential damage to structures and shorelines by boat wakes the following restrictions have been put in place regarding boat traffic:
  • Recreational Boat traffic is prohibited from operating within 100 metres of shore line on: Star Lake, West Hawk Lake & Falcon Lake.
  • Caddy lake boat use/access is being restricted to “Essential Boat Traffic Only”
  • The provincial Amphibex is currently working on Caddy Lake to assist in the removal of the floating bog pieces to prevent them from obstructing the out flow through the tunnels. The bog is being hauled to shore at the Caddy lake boat launch for removal at an approved site.
  • As a result the Caddy Lake boat launch will be temporarily closed until such time the Amphibex is not on site.

Trail Closures: 

The following trails area closed as of June 28, 1026: McGillivray Falls Hiking Trail, Bear Lake Hiking Trail, Hunt Lake Hiking Trail, Whiteshell River Hiking Trail, Mantario Trail, Caddy Lake Tunnels are closed, and (Mantario Water route – south end) with no travel from Caddy Lake to Sailing Lake (which includes South Cross and North Cross tunnels).

  • Travel is also not advised along the South Whiteshell Trans-Canada Trail – until its condition has been assessed.

  Campgrounds, Boat Launches and Beaches: 

Currently all campgrounds within the Whiteshell remain open.

  • Faloma boat launch is closed due to the high water levels.
  • Beaches in the south Whiteshell are flooded but remain accessible.

Whiteshell Fish Hatchery Interpretive Centre is open Thursdays – Sundays 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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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