Posted on June 05th

June 5, 2019 – 8:45 a.m.



The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has terminated the Flood Warning for the Lakehead Region which included the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Municipality of Neebing, Township of O’Connor and Township of Gillies.

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority advises that the Whitefish River and area tributaries have crested overnight and will continue to slowly recede during the day; however, will remain high for some time.

Area gauges recorded between 16 to 83 millimetres of precipitation over the last 48 hours with the highest amounts recorded at the Whitefish River gauge in Nolalu.  The Whitefish River level increased by 1.41 metres over the event.

The public is advised to continue to use extreme caution when travelling in the area as many roads sustained damage and may continue to be unpassable.

Residents who experienced flooding within their homes should use caution when assessing damage due to potential hazards.  Residents who obtain their drinking water from wells should have their water tested prior to use.


2019 Birding Festival Recap

2019 Birding Festival Recap

Posted on June 03rd

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) hosted the 2019 Dorion Birding Festival on May 25 & 26.

A huge thanks goes out to the previous Birding Festival Planning Committee who have worked so hard over the past 10 years to provide an excellent birding experience to residents of the Lakehead Watershed. The LRCA is proud to have been able to keep the Festival going for an 11th year.

The LRCA would also like to thank all of the expert guides who volunteered their time to lead the groups and provide their birding expertise; we also acknowledge the support of Enbridge and Parks Canada.  

The final, two-day bird count has been determined to total 118 different species, including five new species which have never been previously observed at the Festival. For more details, check out the Festival Bird Count document below.   


Kam River Erosion Sites Inventory Project Open House

Kam River Erosion Sites Inventory Project Open House

Posted on May 30th

Public Open House: Kaministiquia River Erosion Sites Inventory Project

DATE:                 June 11, 2019
TIME:                 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION:       LRCA Administrative Office Multi-Purpose Room | 130 Conservation Road | City of Thunder Bay

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) will be hosting a Public Open House on June 11, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. regarding the recently completed Kaministiquia River Erosion Sites Inventory Project. The LRCA engaged the services of KGS Consulting Group to inventory the erosion sites, estimate the 100-year Erosion Hazard Limit, and delineate the Fill Line using historical and current imagery, LiDAR, and data collected in the field.

The draft report and maps will be available for viewing and comment at the Open House.  KGS Consulting Group and CDS Consulting, the consultants who undertook the study on behalf of the Authority, as well as LRCA staff will be available at the Open House to answer any questions related to the Study.

The 100-year Erosion Hazard Line and associated Fill Regulated Areas will be incorporated in the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority’s City of Thunder Bay, Geographic Township of Neebing, Screening Map-5, which depicts the Approximate Regulated Area.  Screening Maps are used by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority in the administration of Ontario Regulation 97/04-180/06: Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses. Development within this area will require a permit from the Authority.

Kaministiquia River Erosion Study Area Map