Six Nations lifts state of emergency though river flow remains high

Though Grand River water flows are expected to remain high through Six Nations this week, officials have lifted the state of emergency declared there last Wednesday.
Water levels in the Grand River surged to historic heights last week and caused flooding in areas like Brantford, Cayuga and Six Nations. Six Nations lifted its state of emergency notice on Monday. (Jared Houliston)

Though Grand River water flows are expected to remain high through Six Nations this week, the state of emergency declared there last Wednesday has been lifted.

In a press release issued Tuesday, the Six Nations Elected Council said it will be inspecting the floodplain and doing any necessary repairs to Chiefswood Bridge or the roads that were flooded over the next few weeks.

The council said it's still important to stay back from riverbanks.

Floodwaters surged into Six Nations and other areas like Brantford and Cayuga last week as the Grand River overflowed its banks. 

Upstream from Six Nations, parts of Brantford were evacuated due to flooding along the Grand River.

The Grand River Conservation Authority on Monday terminated all flood watches and warnings issued for the watershed last week.

But the authority warned that water levels are still higher than normal and there is still a "significant amount" of ice and debris along the banks.