Neebing-McIntyre dredging kicks off

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) is undertaking maintenance dredging of the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway between the Fort William Road bridge and the CPR bridge (across from Home Depot).

The LRCA owns and maintains the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway.

The dredging of the Floodway Channel is required to ensure that the Floodway continues to provide flood protection up to the Regional Storm, which is a rainfall event in which 193 mm of rain falls in 12-hours.

The in-water dredging work started last week and is set to be completed prior to September 1, 2022.

“To ensure public safety, the in-water work area will be isolated for the duration of the dredging operation,” said LRCA.

Also, the public is reminded that motorized boats are prohibited in the Neebing-McIntyre Floodway as outlined in the Vessel Operation Restriction Regulations, added LRCA.

Photo: tbtnewswatch