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Video: Water is flowing over Stobie Dam but there's no need to panic

Photos and drone footage shows just how much snow Sudbury got this year
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Greater Sudbury received record-breaking snow this past winter. These photos and video taken by reader Reg Lachapelle show just how much water has accumulated in the Vermillion River as the snow melts.

The water flowing over the Stobie Dam may look disconcerting, but there's no need to panic.

Conservation Sudbury told Sudbury.com the dam is no longer in operation and hasn't been a water control structure in many years.

"The water level is not unexpected given the current situation," Conversation Sudbury general manager Carl Jorgensen said.

"We have a lot of water moving through the river systems. Everything that comes down the Onaping River and Vermillion River goes through the Stobie Dam."

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) - Sudbury District has issued a flood watch for the area until May 3.

Residents of Sudbury, Alban, Markstay-Warren, Wanup, St. Charles, Espanola, Manitoulin Island, areas of the North Shore and the unorganized Townships south of Sudbury, are encouraged to keep a close watch on conditions and avoid fast-moving rivers and streams.

Remember, "Where waters flow, do not go.”
 




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