Breakup 2022: NWT river and flood updates – Cabin Radio

Breakup 2022: NWT river and flood updates – Cabin Radio

by ahnationtalk on May 11, 202217 Views

May 11, 2022

Breakup has triggered evacuation orders in and around Hay River as river ice in the Northwest Territories begins disintegrating. Communities in the Dehcho are so far less badly affected.

On this page, we’ll bring you the latest updates from the territorial government, community governments and other organizations as the ice breaks and communities prepare.

Devastating floods hit communities like Fort Simpson and Jean Marie River in 2021. This year, various levels of government have mounted a concerted effort to better prepare for another disaster.

Near-record water levels and snowpack depths have been reported in some parts of the territory. There is concern that flooding could once again occur along the Hay River, Mackenzie River and Liard River.

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