Mayor Dan O’Mara offers the following information on the recent low water levels:
I have been getting questions about the low water levels… Below is some information I received from the OPG:
” As you know, the weather is the biggest factor when it comes to water levels. OPG has been attempting to mitigate a hot, dry summer with very little inflows across many of our systems. On the Sturgeon River, Lake Temagami is currently near the lower end of the operating range due to the dry weather. Flow out of Cross Lake has been reduced over the past couple of weeks in order to maintain the summer range, and yesterday flow was further reduced to “0”. Please keep in mind that the Summer minimum level requirement ends on Saturday, September 7, at which point flow may be re-introduced at Cross Lake. As in the Spring with high water levels, we are once again attempting to balance the interests of those on Lake Temagami as well as downstream. Red Cedar Lake is also experiencing lower than normal water levels, and we must also take those residents and business owners into consideration while attempting to manage minimal amounts of rainfall and water in the system.
I am also providing a link to share with residents who may be interested in following along with levels and flows. It is updated every Thursday.
Please feel free to reach out if you have any additional questions.”
Stakeholder Relations Advisor | Northeast Operations
Ontario Power Generation
(705) 267-7033 ext. 3707 | 705-266-5319 | firstname.lastname@example.org
801 Mountjoy St. S. Timmins, ON P4N 7H1