KENORA – A ton of rain and broken beaver dams have led to a state of emergency in Kenora.
Mayor Dave Canfield tells us more than 20 roads in the city – including one of the few main roads out of Kenora – are underwater or washed out.
“Most of them have either been reopened but in some cases there’s too much water and they’re not. Hopefully if we don’t get any rain, the forecast looks pretty good for the next week, the water will start to peak and come down and hopefully alleviate it.”
Mayor Canfield says there are a lot of beaver dams they can’t control in the woods around the city.
He says when they break during a storm, it’s like a domino effect with all the water rushing down and taking out the roads.
“It’s kind of a part of the beautiful nature we live in here. This is one of the things you have to put up with to live here.”
Canfield says plans for the city’s Canada Day celebrations on the waterfront are still going forward.