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Conservation Authority's latest snow survey readings

Thursday, December 19, 2013   by: Kate Adams

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

News Release

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The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) continues to measure snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. 

Snow levels have increased slightly since the last survey which was conducted December 2, 2013. 

The snow pack does not contain much water and is lighter than normal for this time of year.

Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence at three locations in the watershed.  

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

North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek Watershed, North Bay)

Current Average Snow Depth for December 17, 2013 12.6 cm (85% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for December 17, 2013 2.0 cm (71% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for December 17, 2012 10.7 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for December 17 since 1988 46.2 cm in 2008
 

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for December 17, 2013 22.4 cm (117% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for December 17, 2013 1.9 cm (81% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for December 17, 2012 20.9 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for December 17 since 1987 43.2 cm in 1995


Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Wasi River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for December 17, 2013 22.2 cm (87% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for December 17, 2013 1.9 cm (47% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for December 17, 2012
Highest recorded snow depth for December 17 since 2006 18.5 cm
42.7 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, the 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 who are members of Conservation Ontario. 

You can follow NBMCA on twitter @theNBMCA and on facebook.com/NBMCA.

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