LRCA News

Notice of Construction - Floodway Lip Dredging

Notice of Construction - Floodway Lip Dredging

Posted on November 01st

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT:    2022 Diversion Channel Sediment Removal and Regrading 

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is undertaking sediment removal from the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Diversion Channel, that is situated east of Ford Street North, from the bank of the Neebing River extending northward to Churchill Drive East.

The LRCA owns and maintains the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. Sediment removal in the Floodway Diversion Channel is required to ensure that the Floodway continues to provide flood protection to the lower Neebing River and Intercity Area up to the Regional Storm, which is a rainfall event in which 193 millimetres of rain falls in 12-hours. 

The accumulation of sediment in the Diversion Channel is due to the flow diversion that occurred for 16 consecutive days during the spring of 2022. The work is scheduled to commence November 7, 2022 and will be completed prior to December 31, 2022.

To ensure public safety, the work area will be isolated for the duration of the operation. For your safety, the public is advised to please respect all posted construction signs and stay clear of the work areas and equipment. Your cooperation and patience with this undertaking is appreciated.
 

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

Posted on June 29th

PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT

NOTICE OF CONSTRUCTION

PROJECT: 2022 Neebing-McIntyre Floodway Channel Dredging at CPR Bridge
DATE:    June 28, 2022

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is undertaking maintenance dredging of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway between the Fort William Road bridge and the CPR bridge (across from Home Depot).

The LRCA owns and maintains the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway. The dredging of the Floodway Channel is required to ensure that the Floodway continues to provide flood protection up to the Regional Storm, which is a rainfall event in which 193 millimetres of rain falls in 12-hours.

The in-water dredging work is scheduled to commence July 4, 2022 and be completed prior to September 1, 2022.

To ensure public safety, the in-water work area will be isolated for the duration of the dredging operation. For your safety, boaters and the public are advised to please respect all posted construction signs and stay clear of the work areas and equipment. The public is reminded that motorized boats are prohibited in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway as outlined in the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations. Your cooperation and patience with this undertaking is appreciated.
 

2021 Annual Report

2021 Annual Report

Posted on May 20th

The 2021 Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Annual Report is now available.

Physical copies are being distributed via the Chronicle Journal and will be available at our Administrative Office once in early June.

We are proud of the work completed during 2021, and look forward to continuing our mission to lead the conservation and protection of the Lakehead Watershed in service of our vision of a healthy, safe and sustainable Lakehead Watershed for future generations.

2021 LRCA ANNUAL REPORT