Spring Break-Up Watch 2009, April 30th (10h00)

30 04 2009

April 30th, 2009, 10:00 a.m
RIVER CONDITIONS
Surveillance Flight UPDATE # 5
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A river surveillance flight was conducted this morning and the following was noticed:

KWATABOHEGAN RIVER – River still intact, but showing signs of break up.

CHEEPAS RIVER – broken up.

MISSINABIE RIVER – ice is free flowing.

MATTAGAMI RIVER – ice is free flowing.

ABITIBI RIVER – Broken up.

FRENCH RIVER – Break up is 1.5 km to the mouth.

SOUTH BLUFF CREEK – Broken up.

MOOSE RIVER – Moose Factory (south channel) break up has progressed throughout the night and at this point, break up is located at level with Moose Cree Elders Center and made its way through last night on the west side of the Island and it has stopped at the end of the Moose Factory.  There is an ice jam formed from South tip of Hayes Island to South tip of South bluff Island and ice is making its way down from up river.

The water behind the break up is now high and will continue to be monitored.  Moosonee (north channel) same with the south channel break up has progressed down towards the town of Moosonee and is located at the airport. There is not much ice coming down from the north channel.

Moose Factory Island Fire & Rescue will be on 24 hour River Surveillance.

The flow rates and water levels of the monitored at Moose River is high.

Another flight will take place this evening to monitor water level behind the break up.

The Moose Factory Island Emergency Management Urges ALL Residents to
remain off the river.

PLEASE KEEP CHILDREN AWAY FROM THE RIVER BANKS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION IN KEEPING EVERYONE SAFE.

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