Average snow depth is well below normal

Average snow depth is well below normal

With little snowfall over the past two weeks and the recent rain event, today’s measured snowpack continues to be below normal for this time of year reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) who measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. The snowpack has decreased by 3.5 cm and the snow water equivalent increased by 5.0 mm since the previous snow survey on February 15, 2024. 

"The combined average snow depth is 17.2 cm (well below normal) and water equivalence is 61.0 mm (below normal) at the three snow course locations" said Angela Mills, the NBMCA Water Resources Specialist. "Corbeil has the second lowest recorded snow depth, the lowest recorded was 0 cm in 2000, the North Bay Golf and Country Club is the lowest recorded since moving location in 2012 and Shirley Skinner has a record low”, she added.


NBMCA has changed the way snow survey measurements are compared to historical conditions. With day-to-day differences in snowpack conditions, these changes include reporting a range of normal values that would be expected in most years and communicating a comparison of current measurements relative to these normal conditions. A new Snow Survey web page is available with more snow survey program information and this season's measurements. https://nbmca.ca/watershed-management/snow-survey/

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