Water levels on area lakes are near or below historic lows. That means new and unexpected hazards for boaters at local boat launches and on the open water.

Due to low water levels, the Municipality of Sioux Lookout urges all boaters to be extra cautious when launching from and approaching municipal boat launches. Underwater obstructions may now be shallow enough to cause damage to hulls or motors if you’re not careful.

Recreation and Culture Department staff are monitoring the situation and posting caution signs as necessary.

Boat launch users are reminded that these access points are to be uses at your own risk. Please ensure the water is deep enough for the draft of your boat before launching to avoid potential damage to your hull or motor.

Please use extra caution on our area lakes, as low water levels expose underwater hazards that may not be well known under normal lake levels, and always wear your PFD when on the water.


For more information, please contact:
Brian P. MacKinnon, Manager of Corporate Services/Municipal Clerk
807-738-2170 or [email protected]

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