Spring Break-Up Watch 2009: April 30th (20h00)

1 05 2009

April 30th, 2009, 8:00 p.m
RIVER CONDITIONS
Surveillance Flight UPDATE # 6
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A river surveillance flight was conducted this evening and the following was noticed:

KWATABOHEGAN RIVER – Broken up ice free flowing.

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 1km to the mouth.

SOUTH BLUFF CREEK – Broken up.

MOOSE FACTORY – Moose Factory (south channel) break up has progressed throughout the day and at this point break up is located at south end of Pilgrim Island and on the west side of the Moose Factory Island, it still remains the same as this morning’s report. An ice jam has formed from South tip of Hayes Island to south tip of South Bluff Island and ice is making its way down from up river on both north and south channels.

The water behind the break up remains 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.
Moose Factory Island Fire & Rescue will be on 24 hour River Surveillance.

The flow rates and water levels of the monitored at Moose River are high, other rivers are normal for this time of year.

Another flight will take place in the morning to monitor the 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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