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Advisory issued for rising water level at Porcupine Lake

People are cautioned against going out on the water when there are higher than normal flows
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A file photo of flooding at Porcupine Lake in downtown South Porcupine. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

With rising water at Porcupine Lake, the Timmins Flood Advisory Committee is warning people there may be a water safety risk. 

The group says the recent rain is behind the elevated water levels at the lake and on Porcupine River.

"The committee will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis. Updates will be issued as more information is made available, or if water conditions change," reads the advisory. 

"City residents are cautioned against venturing out on lakes, rivers and small streams where water levels are elevated and higher than normal flows will make these waterways very hazardous. Parents especially are urged to warn their children of these dangers."

The warning is in effect until Sept. 20 unless it is updated before then. 

More information on the watershed conditions is available at