The Kenora District’s Flood Outlook has been upgraded to a Flood Warning by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources, and Forestry, and will be in effect until June 3, 2022.
The ministry’s definition of a Flood Warning is: flooding is imminent or occurring within specific watercourses and municipalities.
They are advising residents in the Kenora, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, and surrounding areas to exercise extreme caution around less travelled roads, bridges, water-crossings, lakes, rivers, and areas of high runoff potential, as water levels in portions of the district, are extremely high.
Water levels may continue to rise throughout the week due to record-setting precipitation received during the month of April, combined with runoff from melting snow, as temperatures increase over the course of the coming week.
The Ministry is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions and will provide further updates as they become available.
The Kenora District's Flood Outlook expired back on May 13, 2022.