Government of Canada

Government of Canada

December 24, 2015 11:41 ET

High Water Level Expected on Lake Timiskaming

Flood warning

TÉMISCAMING, QUEBEC--(Marketwired - Dec. 24, 2015) - Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) wishes to advise the public that as a result of significant rainfall over the last week in the northern portion of the Ottawa River basin, water levels along the Ottawa River and on Lake Timiskaming have increased significantly. Also, due to more rain expected in the next week, the water level on Lake Timiskaming may rise above normal operating conditions. The Timiskaming Dam Complex is currently passing its maximum discharge capacity being limited to the Quebec portion of the dam because of construction on the Ontario portion of the dam.

Residents of the watershed are reminded that current runoff flows are cold and fast-moving. Streams and lakes should be avoided.

PWGSC will continue to monitor weather forecasts, river flows and water levels.

This message will remain in effect until conditions change.

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Contact Information

  • Media Relations Unit
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-420-5501