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July 21, 2016 – South Whiteshell Flooding Update

Posted on: July 21, 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 and Falcon Lake Winter Storage area.
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.
Staff anticipate that the provincial Amphibex that will be leaving Caddy Lake sometime on Friday, July 22, 2016 and the Caddy Lake boat launch will once again be open to the public the evening of Friday, July 22, 2016.
Temporary closure of the Caddy Lake boat launch may be in effect next week in order to continue to remove some of the debris and make repairs.
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.
Faloma boat launch is closed due to the high water levels.
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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