It has been a spring for the ages, from the over 300 cm of snow the area got this winter, to the heavy rainfall already received this spring, which has caused severe flooding conditions in the region.

In the last week, several roadways and highways have closed due to flooding or a washout, cutting off residents to various communities.

The Lake of the Woods Control Board is forecasting the level of the Lake of the Woods is expected to rise by 22 to 30 cm (9-12 in) over the next week, which could exceed levels seen in 2014 of 323.78 m. 

Both Kenora and Red Lake were forced last week to declare Local State of Emergencies. Kenora, Dryden, and Red Lake are also all under flood warnings from the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources, and Forestry. 

Below are photos and a videos KenoraOnline and others have taken of washed-out roadways in areas north of the Kenora by-pass: