A Flood Watch notifies that the potential for flooding exists within specific watercourses and municipalities. Municipalities, emergency services and individual landowners in flood-prone areas should prepare.

“Lake Nipissing's water level is below its maximum 'non-damage' level, and it is continues to decrease with reduced inflows," explained Angela Mills, the Flood Duty Officer at the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“The Flood Warning previously issued has now concluded, and the operation of the Parks Creek Backflood Control structure, situated at Eva Wardlaw Conservation Area in North Bay, has ceased, says Chitra Gowda, NBMCA Flood Warning Coordinator. For more information visit: https://nbmca.ca/watershed-management/flood-forecasting/parks-creek-backflood-control-structure/

Expect minimal rainfall in the North Bay District area until next week, with less than 25mm anticipated by Sunday. Further rainfall is forecasted for next week, but precise local amounts will be clarified in the coming days.

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 24, 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