Water levels on Lake Nipissing are within damage threshold

Water levels on Lake Nipissing are within damage threshold

A Flood Warning continues for the Lake Nipissing shoreline in the City of North Bay and Municipality of Callander and the Parks Creek watershed. A Flood Watch has been issued for the La Vase River downstream of Lakeshore Drive and the Wasi River subwatershed. A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook continues for the other areas of the North Bay-Mattawa watershed, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).


“Water levels on Lake Nipissing are above the maximum non-damage threshold,” stated Angela Mills, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “Shoreline areas are vulnerable to strong westerly winds that amplify local water level and wave action,” she added.


“The Flood Warning issued last week remains in effect and NBMCA continues to operate the Parks Creek Backflood Control structure, located at Eva Wardlaw Conservation Area in North Bay,” says Chitra Gowda, NBMCA Flood Warning Coordinator. For more information visit: https://nbmca.ca/watershed-management/flood-forecasting/parks-creek-backflood-control-structure/


A significant multi-day rain event is forecast to begin on Saturday April 27, 2024. Landscape conditions with dormant vegetation and saturated soils have limited capacity to store additional moisture. Water level and flow on local lakes and rivers will increase in response to the forecasted rain.


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.

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