A Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook has been issued for the North Bay-Mattawa watershed, except for the Lake Nipissing shoreline and Ottawa River at Mattawa areas, according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).

“A low-pressure system is bringing warm temperatures and rainfall and thunderstorm potential through today and tomorrow,” stated Angela Mills, NBMCA Flood Duty Officer. “While water levels are currently at or below normal for this time of year, forecast rain-on-snow, combined with frozen ground will trigger increased runoff. Localized flooding is possible in low-lying and poorly drained areas.”                                                                                                          

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 Thursday, February 29, 2024, at 12:00 PM EST.



Angela Mills, Flood Duty Officer, cell: 705-497-4668
David Ellingwood, Director, Water Resources, cell: 705-471-6338