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July 29, 2016 – South Whiteshell Flooding Update

Posted on: July 29, 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, Bear Lake Hiking Trail, Hunt Lake Hiking Trail, and Whiteshell River 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.
Faloma boat launch is open as of Friday, July 29, 2016.
Mantario Hiking Trail is open as of July 29, 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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