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FLOOD WARNING Urban creeks in City of North Bay including Chippewa Creek

(North Bay June 27, 2023). A FLOOD WARNING has been issued for urban creeks in the City of North Bay, including Chippewa Creek, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“Intense rainfall through the NBMCA watershed has caused the levels on Chippewa Creek to increase this morning,” stated David Ellingwood, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “Similar to yesterday, water levels today have risen by one metre in a short time." With the heavy rainfall warning and rain forecast to continue into the evening (June 27), there is potential for further changes in the water level on urban creeks in the North Bay area into tomorrow (June 28).”

Area residents and visitors are advised to stay away from the creeks during this time of high flows, monitor the conditions and take proper precautions. If you have a flood emergency, please contact your municipality. If you live in an unincorporated township, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – North Bay District.

As part of the NBMCA Flood Forecasting and Warning Program, staff will continue to monitor weather and watershed conditions and update this message if needed based on the changing weather/streamflow conditions. Staff remain in contact with municipalities and other partners as required.

The general public is advised of these messages through the www.nbmca.ca website with the flood status icon and a link to information about current conditions. NBMCA also circulates these messages to local media and social media, posting on Twitter (@theNBMCA), Facebook (@theNBMCA) and Instagram (nbmcainfo).

This message will be in effect until Thursday, June 29, 2023 at 12:00 PM EDT.