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Madawaska Valley Taking Flood Precautions Following Emergency Council Meeting

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The Township of Madawaska Valley says it will provide sand and bags to residents who request them due to flooding.

An emergency council meeting was called Tuesday afternoon to discuss preparations.

Operations Manager Hilary Kutchkoskie says there are concerns regarding spring thaw water making its way down from Algonquin Park into Bark Lake and the Madawaska River system.

The forecast is calling for up to 25 millimetres of rain this afternoon and overnight for the area.

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Operations Supervisor Mike Phillips says Mcphee Bay, Annie Mayhew, Maika, Lower Craigmont Roads, Riverside Drive, White Pine Crescent, Ohio, Tamarack, Blackfish Bay, Pinecliff, Bleski roads, parts of Kartuzy Road and waterfront properties in the village of Barry’s Bay are areas the township is most concerned with rising waters.

Other areas as Dam Lake and Long Lake roads may also be at risk.

Concerns regarding the capacity of Bark Lake have been brought forward by the MNRF and the township says it’s in constant contact with Ontario Power Generation regarding the flow from the dam site.

Residents may contact the Operations Manager, Hilary Kutchkoskie at (613) 633-6164 and hkutchkoskie@madawaskavalley.ca or Operations Supervisor, Mike Phillips at (613) 639-5313 and mphillips@madawaskavalley.ca.

More updates to come.

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