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Conservation Authority's latest snow readings

Thursday, January 16, 2014   by: Kate Adams

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

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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. 

Water equivalent in the snow pack has increased significantly since the last snow survey was conducted on January 2, 2014.  The past two weeks brought more snow as well as rain, compacting the snow further as it absorbs more water.

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 January 14, 2014 39.4 cm (130% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 2, 2014 9.2 cm (142% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 14, 2013 21.0 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 14 since 1988 - 72.4 cm in 1990
 

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 14, 2014 39.8 cm (116% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 14, 2014 8.1 cm (142% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 14, 2013 29.3 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 14 since 1987 - 63.0 cm in 2009

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Wasi River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 14, 2014 38.8 cm (125% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 14, 2014 5.5 cm (95% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 14, 2013
Highest recorded snow depth for January 14 since 2006 22.2 cm - 52.1 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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