Tuesday, June 5, 2007

High Water Alert

The steady rain over the past few days is causing some concern for the city officials and the Upper Mattagami River Water Management Committee.
It has issued a high water alert for the Mattagami River as water elevations are expected to rise by as much as two feet (60 centimetres) overnight.
Mattagami Region Conservation Authority manager Kees Pols says the rain has caused a sharp increase in the level of all the tiny creeks and streams that pour into the Mattagami River.
Ontario Power Generation is adjusting the water levels behind several dams to hold back as much of the river as possible.
Residents living along the river are being cautioned to move unsecured property such a boats, gazebos, docks and outdoor furniture to higher ground.

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