The flood warning that was issued for the Dryden District by the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry has been extended.

The warning, which was set to expire today, has been extended to Friday, May 27.

Residents in the Wabigoon, Eagle and Forest Lake watersheds and surrounding areas throughout the district should exercise extreme caution around less traveled roads, bridges, water-crossings, lakes, rivers, and areas of high runoff potential, as water levels in portions of the district are extremely high. Water levels may continue to rise throughout the coming days due to significant precipitation received and forecasted.

The ministry is closely monitoring the weather and developing watershed conditions. Further updates will be issued as appropriate.

-- with files from Kim Leduc