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Conservation Authority's latest snow reading

Monday, February 04, 2013   by: Kate AdamsNorth Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority
News Release

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Recent precipitation events in the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority watershed have increased the snowpack. Snow levels and water content measured on February 4 are near normal for this time of year.



Last week, the NBMCA issued two Watershed Conditions Statements (Flood Outlooks) as the area received 41.8 millimetres of rain in a 24 hour period. The rain, combined with the above zero daytime temperatures and snow melt caused area watercourses to swell, with some watercourses experiencing minor localized flooding.



On Saturday February 2, 2013, the NBMCA issued a Flood Warning for Chippewa Creek, City of North Bay, as it reached its 1:5 year level, overtopping its banks in some areas and resulting in flooding of low-lying areas. Although the Flood Warning has ended, the Conservation Authority continues to closely monitor local conditions.



Data for the season can be found on the NBMCA website at www.nbmca.on.ca.



North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek, North Bay)
Current Average Snow Depth for February 4, 2013
38.2 cm (96% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for February 4, 2013
7.9 cm (90% of normal
Average Snow Depth for February 4, 2012
44.8 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for February 4 since 1988
67.8 cm in 2001


Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River, Corbeil)
Current Average Snow Depth for February 4, 2013
44.1 cm (105% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for February 4, 2013
7.6 cm (99% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for February 4, 2012
43.1 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for February 4 since 1987
71.1 cm in 2001


Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Wasi River, Chisholm)
Current Average Snow Depth for February 4, 2013
35.0 cm (92% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for February 4, 2013
7.4 cm (96% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for February 4, 2012
Highest recorded snow depth for February 4 since 2006
44.4 cm
53.3 cm in 2009


The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) was founded in 1972 by the Province of Ontario and the NBMCA’s 10 member municipalities. A non-profit organization, NBMCA works closely with the public to balance human needs with the environmental needs of the region’s watershed. NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities, members of Conservation Ontario.

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