A Water Safety Statement has been issued for the urban creeks in the City of North Bay, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“Forecasts indicate 20-40 mm of rain is expected over the next few days,” stated Angela Mills, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “With little moisture storage available in the soils, forecasted rain will quickly become runoff. Water levels in the watershed are expected to rise; however, flooding is not expected at this time.”

All residents, especially those in low lying areas, are encouraged to monitor the conditions that are developing. Banks adjacent to rivers and creeks are very slippery at this time and when combined with cold open water, pose a serious hazard. The public is encouraged to keep children and pets away from watercourses. 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 Monday, April 15, 2024, at 10:00 AM EDT.

Further information.



Angela Mills, Flood Duty Officer, cell: 705-497-4668

David Ellingwood, Director, Water Resources, cell: 705-471-6338