Manitoba Parks provided the following update this afternoon following the heavy rains from July 19
Whiteshell update for July 22, 2022
- On July 19, 2022, areas of the Whiteshell received over 100mm of rain.
- Falcon, West Hawk, Caddy, Star and Big Whiteshell lakes have risen and may continue to rise with recent rainfall. Manitoba Parks staff are working in conjunction with staff from the department of Manitoba Transportation and Infrastructure (MTI) to monitor lake levels and adjust control structures where possible. To minimize potential erosion caused by boat wakes, recreational motor boat restrictions are in place. Recreational Motor Boat traffic is prohibited from operating within 100 metres of shorelines on West Hawk, Falcon, Caddy, Star, Big Whiteshell, Nutimik, Dorothy, Margaret and Eleanor lakes.
- Caddy Lake tunnels remain open at this time, caution advised as strong current is present.
- Crescent and Miller beaches in West Hawk have sustained damage from significant water runoff, however they are open for use.
- Marsh Trail (between Falcon Lake Marina and Beach Campground), TransCanada Trail from Howe Bay to the quarry and TransCanada Trail between Faloma and the Whiteshell Community Club are closed due to flooding/washouts. Park users should exercise caution on all trails as conditions continue to change with water run off.
- Park staff have made good progress repairing washed out cottage block roads and trails.
- This is the last update that will be provided on this event. Park users can contact the local District Offices at Rennie (204-369-3153), and Falcon Lake (204-349-2201), Manitoba Parks website at manitobaparks.com or call the Environment, Climate and Parks General inquiry line 1-800-214-6497.