The region’s extremely high water levels have caused evacuations, flooding, washouts and much more.

The over 300 cm of snow the area received this winter, accompanied by over 88 mm of rain in May alone, have caused the unprecedented water levels across the region. Various areas north of Kenora have been closed and are currently under an Evacuation Order.

A Flood Warning remains in effect for Red Lake, with a Flood Watch issued for Kenora and Dryden. The orders have been issued by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry.

The Lake of the Woods Control Board says water coming into Lake of the Woods remains more than double the maximum amount of water they’re able to release through fully opened dams in the Kenora area.

To make matters worse, Environment Canada is calling for up to 40 mm of rain in this week’s forecast.

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