Water Levels In Cumberland House Near Their Peak

Friday, July 08, 2005 at 16:22



Water levels in the flood-threatened community of Cumberland House have essentially peaked.


The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority says the water level on Cumberland Lake is near its peak and is expected to remain near this level for the next several days.


It is then expected to slowly recede after that in response to the reduced discharge from nearby Tobin Lake.


Mayor Dale McAuley says no homes or other buildings have been flooded in either the village or nearby reserve at this point. However, he notes some outfitting camps up the river have received water damage.


The evacuation order and state of emergency remain in effect for Cumberland House, but some evacuated residents have decided to return home after being permitted to last weekend.


A precautionary drinking water advisory is still in place for the entire area.