May 13, 2019 · Public Notice · Flooding Emergency Update #6

Public Notice
Flooding Emergency Update 6

May 13, 2019 3:40 pm

Effective immediately,  the following Municipal Boat Launches with access to Lake Nipissing and the Sturgeon River, are closed until further notice. 

  • Marina Minnehaha Bay 
  • Sturgeon River House Museum
  • Holditch Street in Sturgeon Falls 
  • Cache Bay (Both Municipal Launches)
  • St-Jean Municipal Launch
  • Lavigne Municipal Launch 

We understand this may be inconvenient for some, but with the current water levels and hazardous debris, the slightest ripple can cause significant damage to shoreline properties. Residents will be advised as soon as conditions have improved and launches are accessible. 

There are currently no changes in road conditions to report at this time, and road closures remain in effect. Residents are reminded to keep children and pets away from fast-moving waterways. Boaters are urged to stay away from affected areas.

Emergency Services and Operations Crews continue to patrol and assess conditions daily. We will continue to provide updates as new information becomes available.  

For any flood related concerns or inquiries, contact the Municipality at 705.753.1171.  



Additional Information 

Accommodations and Assistance 

Residents who or are in need of accommodations or volunteering assistance can call 705.753.1171.

Road Conditions

Click here for updated Road Closures. Road conditions are updated as information becomes available. 


100 bags per residence is available to those in need. Sand bags are available at the Sturgeon Falls Fire Station (225 Holditch Street) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Sand bags are to be used to protect homes and wells, not secondary structures and shorelines. 

Sand piles are available in areas including:

  • Marleau Road (at Lac Deux Milles Road Intersection)
  • Marleau Road (at the East end/dead end)
  • Avenue du lac in Lavigne
  • End of Eugene Rd (between Arbour and Comeau)
  • O’Brien (Turn around) 
  • Quesnel (West End) 
  • End of Lac Deux Milles (dead end/turnaround)
  • End of Argo Road 
  • Volunteering Efforts

    Additional volunteer assistance may be required. To participate, please contact 705.753.1171 afterhours or on the weekend or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  with your name, phone number and email address.



    For any  flood-related inquiries or concerns, please contact us at 705.753.1171. 
    To report an emergency please call 911. 



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