The high water level at Nellie Lake that we told you about a couple weeks ago, results in a state of emergency declared by the town of Iroquois Falls.
In fact, says Mayor Tory Delaurier in a statement to residents around the lake, the water is higher.
Right off the top, he’s asking power boaters to stay off the lake.
And he and his council have a number of high-water concerns:
The containment of sewage due to flooded septic systems on Nellie Lake
The threat to potable water due to contamination
Concerns for the safety and well-being of volunteers assisting with the flooding.
Concerns with the ability of the municipality to deliver services to Nellie Lake residents should the flooding persist.
Threats to tourism businesses that thrive on the natural beauty of the Nellie Lake area
All except the northern end of Nellie Lake is inside Iroquois Falls municipal boundaries.