Water Safety Statement

Water Safety Statement

Water Safety Statement December 25th


A Water Safety Statement December 25th

A water safety statement has been issued for the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority watershed jurisdiction, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).


Rain on frozen conditions between Christmas Day and December 27 may result in rapid changes in water levels on urban creeks in the City of North Bay,” stated David Ellingwood, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “Water levels elsewhere in the watershed will also increase; however, flooding is not expected at this time.”

 All residents and visitors are urged to stay off the ice. Ice conditions can deteriorate with warmer temperatures, rainfall and increased flows. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and, when combined with cold open water, pose a serious hazard. The public is encouraged to keep children and pets away from watercourses and off waterbodies. 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 Twitter (@theNBMCA), Facebook (@theNBMCA) and Instagram (nbmcainfo).

 This message will be in effect until Thursday, December 28, 2023, at 10:00  AM EST.Terminology: Notification Levels

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