Flood Outlook Statement

FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT Urban creeks in City of North Bay including Chippewa Creek

(North Bay June 26, 2023). A FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT has been issued for urban creeks in the City of North Bay, including Chippewa Creek, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“Periods of intense rainfall passed through the NBMCA watershed early this afternoon. Water levels on Chippewa Creek rose by 100 cm over a one-hour span,” stated David Ellingwood, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. ”Forecasts indicate a potential for thunderstorms and additional rainfall through the end of Tuesday, June 27.”

Area residents and visitors are advised to stay away from the creeks during this time of high flows, monitor the conditions and take proper precautions. 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 Wednesday, June 28, 2023 at 4:00 PM EDT.