Flood Outlook Statement


(North Bay July 20, 2023). A FLOOD OUTLOOK STATEMENT has been issued for the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) watershed.

“A Rainfall Warning has been issued for the North Bay – Powassan – Mattawa area by Environment and Climate Change Canada,” stated Angela Mills, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “Storms are forecast to bring 50 to 70 mm of rain today into tomorrow, with the highest amounts in localized thunderstorms. Water levels in urban creeks respond quickly to heavy downpours.”

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 Twitter (@theNBMCA), Facebook (@theNBMCA) and Instagram (nbmcainfo).

This message will be in effect until Friday, July 21, 2023, at 4:00 PM EDT.