LRCA News

Open House Cancellations

Open House Cancellations

Posted on March 16th

CANCELLED –     Public Open House for Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study on Wednesday, March 18, 2020

CANCELLED –     Public Open House for Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study on Thursday, March 19, 2020                                               

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has cancelled the Public Open Houses that were scheduled for Wednesday, March 18, 2020 and Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at its Administrative Office regarding the recently completed Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study and the Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study.

Additional information on the studies can be found HERE. Staff will continue to accept comments from the public until April 9, 2020 by email, fax, mail, or telephone.

Email:              info@lakeheadca.com
Telephone:      807-344-5857 ex. 223
Fax:                  807-345-9156
Mail:                Lakehead Region Conservation Authority, PO Box 10427, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6T8

COVID-19 Update

Posted on March 16th

Due to the evolving COVID-19 pandemic and in consideration of the well-being of our many partners, volunteers and staff, the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is responding with the following current changes in operations and programming:

  • Pennock Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Open House scheduled for March 18, 2020 is cancelled.  Written and verbal comments will continue to be accepted.
  • Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Open House scheduled for March 19, 2020 is cancelled.  Written and verbal comments will continue to be accepted.
  • All school programming is cancelled until April 6, 2020.
  • The LRCA's March 25, 2020 Board Meeting has been cancelled.

Program and Service Updates:

  • The LRCA Administrative Office located at 130 Conservation Road, Thunder Bay is open for business as usual (8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, closed from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. for lunch). While the LRCA Administrative Office will remain open for business as usual, residents are urged to use telephone or email to contact staff unless it is absolutely necessary for in-person service.
  • All essential services including the LRCA’s Flood Forecasting and Warning operations remain active.
  • All Conservation Areas remain open to the public.

We will continue to monitor the developing situation and will respond accordingly.  Updates will be posted as warranted.

Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

Posted on March 06th

Public Open House: Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study

DATE: March 19, 2020

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 Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 4pm to 7pm regarding the recently completed Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update Study. The LRCA engaged the services of KGS Consulting Group to undertake an update to the Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping and Fill Regulated Areas. The project updates the existing models and maps to current standards using state of the art modelling, GIS techniques and LiDAR topography.  The model takes into account structure and land changes since the last study was completed.

The updated studies and maps will be available for viewing at the Open House with LRCA staff and consultants from KGS Consulting Group and CDS Consulting available to answer any questions related to the Study.

The updated Mosquito Creek Floodplain and associated Fill Regulated Areas will be incorporated into the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority 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 for the administration of Ontario Regulation 97/04-180/06: Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses.  Development within a LRCA Regulated Area requires a permit from the Authority.

Mosquito Creek Watershed Fact Sheet

Floodplain Mapping Studay Area