The Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources, and Forestry is distributing sandbags to those who live in the unorganized areas of Dryden.

The ministry has set up a sandbag distribution centre at the Dryden Agricultural Centre at 99 Scott Street. Sand will also be available on-site as well.

Those receiving sandbags may be asked to provide identification, to ensure that resources are being distributed appropriately.

They also say that are continuing to monitor the situation related to high water levels within the Wabigoon and Eagle River Watershed areas.

For those residing in organized areas, please contact your local municipality if you require support. NDMNRF has also set up a call line for those impacted by high water levels or to provide information - the contact number is (807) 223-7560.

On May 3, 2022, the NDMNRF issued a Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook for the Kenora, Sioux Narrows-Nestor Falls, Dryden, Oxdrift, and surrounding areas until May 13, 2022.

They advise residents exercise extreme caution around less travelled roads, bridges, water-crossings, lakes, and rivers. They say that water levels in these areas and in portions of the district are extremely high.