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Snow survey readings for January 2

Friday, January 03, 2014   by: Kate Adams

The 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 17, 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 , 2014 31.8 cm (130% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 2, 2014 5.8 cm (116% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 2, 2012* 32.0 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 2 since 1988 59.7 cm in 1990

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 2, 2014 37.2 cm (139% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 2, 2014 2.3 cm (61% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 2, 2012* 32.0 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 2 since 1987 48.0 cm in 1996

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Wasi River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 2, 2014 34.0 cm (139% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 2, 2014 3.5 cm (76.8% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 2, 2012*
Highest recorded snow depth for January 2 since 2006 28.8 cm
42.7 cm in 2010

*Note: No data was recorded for January 2013.

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