Flood Watch Issued for North Bay

Flood Watch Issued for North Bay

Flood Watch has been issued for the urban creeks in the City of North Bay and a Watershed Conditions Statement – Water Safety has been issued for the remainder of the North Bay-Mattawa watershed, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“Water levels on Chippewa Creek have increased by 69 cm in response to the ongoing rain event,” stated Angela Mills, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “With an additional 20-45 mm of rain forecast for today, it is likely that minor flooding will occur in low-lying and poorly drained areas near the urban creeks in North Bay. Water levels on other rivers are expected to be high.” she added.

Water levels are expected to increase throughout the watershed; however, widespread flooding is not expected at this time.                                                                                                

The public is encouraged to keep children and pets away from watercourses and shorelines. Area residents and visitors, especially those in low-lying areas, are encouraged to monitor the conditions as they develop and take proper precautions during times of high flows. If you have a flood emergency, please contact your municipality. If you live in an unincorporated township, please contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry – North Bay District.

As part of the NBMCA Flood Forecasting and Warning Program, staff will continue to monitor weather and watershed conditions and update this message if needed based on the changing weather/streamflow conditions. Staff remain in contact with municipalities and other partners as required.

The general public is advised of these messages through the www.nbmca.ca website with the flood status icon and a link to information about current conditions. NBMCA also circulates these messages to local media and social media, posting on X (@theNBMCA), Facebook (@theNBMCA) and Instagram (nbmcainfo).

This message will be in effect until Monday, April 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT.

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