Flood Warning – Blind River District – Goulais River


The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) – Sault Ste. Marie – Blind River
District is advising area residents that a Flood Warning is in effect for the Goulais River.
Residents of the Sault Ste. Marie – Blind River District area should keep a close watch on
water conditions, regularly check for updated messages and stay away from fast-moving
rivers and streams. Residents within the Goulais River Watershed are advised that ice
jams are a possibility and that river conditions should be monitored closely as water
levels can change very quickly if ice jams occur.

The MNRF is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further
updates will be issued as appropriate.

Water levels and stream flows across the region are moderately elevated from ongoing
spring snow melt and recent precipitation events.
Forecasted warm temperatures and precipitation will continue to accelerate the melting of
the snowpack and ice cover on local waterbodies producing additional runoff and increasing
levels and flows.

Risks may include significant degradation of ice, possible ice jams, and fast moving cold
water with rapidly changing conditions. In addition to unsafe ice conditions on area
waterbodies there may also be localized flooding in low lying areas with a history of flooding


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