Flood Watch for Mattawa River downstream of Hurdman Dam and
Watershed Conditions Statement - Flood Outlook elsewhere in NBMCA watershed

(North Bay April 13, 2024). A Flood Watch has been issued for the Mattawa River downstream of the Hurdman dam to the confluence with the Ottawa River and a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook has been issued for other areas of the North Bay-Mattawa watershed, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“Water levels and flows have increased significantly in response to rain over the past two days,” stated Angela Mills, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “Flows on the Ottawa River in the Mattawa area are expected to continue increasing over the coming days and may reach the beginning of minor flooding water levels. Water levels in the rest of the watershed are expected to stabilize but remain high. Flows may increase quickly with any additional precipitation,” she added.

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, April 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm EDT.

Flood Bulletin Issued April 13, 2024.

Flood Watch Status and Terminology