Important Links
Emergency Strikes

MNR - Flood Warning Centre

Conservation Ontario Flood Information Portal

MNR - Emergency Management

Emergency Preparedness Canada

Environment Canada Forecast for Thunder Bay

The Weather Network Forecast for Thunder Bay

Lakehead Region Flood Status

In the event of a Watershed Conditions Statement, Flood Watch or Flood Warning being issued, details can be found here. When flood conditions due to melting snow, run-off or major precipitation events occur, check this page for regular updates.

Current Flood Status Level:





Flood Status Level

Important contact numbers:

  • Thunder Bay Hydro – 343-1111 or after hours 343-1002 – for electrical problems or concerns
  • Infrastructure & Operations – 625-2195 – to report flooding or for questions or concerns about City roads and other City infrastructure
  • Ministry of Transportation – 511 – for information about provincially-owned highways
  • 211 for general information and details on reception centre
  • 911 should only be called if there is an emergency

June 6, 2008 Storm

June 6, 2008. Photo courtesy of Bill Boucher.

Conservation Authorities, in cooperation with local municipalities and the province, play a significant role in the protection of life and property from natural hazards such as flooding. In Ontario, Conservation Authorities (CAs), the Ministry of Natural Resources (OMNR) and Environment Canada are responsible for forecasting where and when flooding is likely to occur and issuing flood alerts and warnings.

Advance warning of an impending flood allows municipalities and other government agencies to put emergency response plans into operation and, if necessary, evacuate communities.

Early notification to the public of developing or ongoing unsafe river and lake conditions allows individuals to take precautions.

The Flood Warning System operates most effectively with significant rainfall events with at least 12 hours forecast time. It is not designed to predict flood warnings as a result of high intensity, short duration thunderstorms.

Every effort is made to update this website, however, individuals are advised to listen to media for news bulletins and pay attention to conditions in their local area.




How To Respond

1) Take action! Do not ignore any Advisories or Warnings.

2) Follow instructions provided with notices.

3) Stay back from high water. All bodies of water should be considered dangerous.

No Match For A Flood
Even a large pick-up truck is no match for flood waters. Stay back from high water in any location including familiar roads.

4) Let your family or friends know where you are.

5) Keep pets indoors or under control.

Download a copy of the LRCA Flood Forecasting brochure.

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Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 10427; 130 Conservation Rd.
Thunder Bay, ON  P7B 6T8 (Canada)
Telephone:(807) 344-5857  Fax:(807) 345-9156