Flood Warning for Lake Nipissing Shoreline in North Bay, Callander, and Parks Creek subwatershed.
Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook La Vase River downstream of Lakeshore Drive.

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 Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook has been issued for the La Vase River downstream of Lakeshore Drive in North Bay, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“Water levels on Lake Nipissing have stabilized 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 Colorado Low is forecast to bring rain through the coming weekend (May 3-5). Landscape conditions with dormant vegetation and saturated soils have limited capacity to store additional moisture. Water level and flow on local lakes and rivers may increase in response to the forecasted rain. The La Vase River downstream of Lakeshore Drive is influenced by Lake Nipissing’s high water levels and may be vulnerable to increased flow from upstream.

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 Friday, May 10, 2024 at 4:00 pm EDT.

Local flood messages for outside the NBMCA jurisdiction are issued by the local District Office of the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. All flood messages are posted on the Ontario Flood Forecasting and Warning Program website https://www.lioapplications.lrc.gov.on.ca/webapps/swmc/flood-forecasting-and-warning-program/



Angela Mills, Duty Officer, cell: 705-497-4668
Chitra Gowda, NBMCA Flood Warning Coordinator, cell: 705-477-0372