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It's not your imagination...snow depth up 50 percent

With this accumulation of snow, snow depth is almost 50% higher than the long-term average
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snow depth guage 2017

The Conservation Authority has confirmed what anybody with a driveway to shovel already knows...there's a lot of snow out there.

An average of 28 cm of snow has accumulated since the last survey two weeks ago at the snow survey sites measured by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority as part of its flood forecasting program.

“With this accumulation of snow, snow depth is almost 50% higher than the long-term average for this time of year and the water content in the snow pack is approximately 30% higher than the long-term average,” said Joel Harrison, Water Resources Specialist at NBMCA.

However it's not time to hit the flood panic button yet.

"I think it's a bit early for that in February," he told BayToday. "We're certainly watching the temperatures and precipitation forecast but it's too early to be worried about flooding."

Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence in North Bay, Corbeil and Chisholm Twp.  Data for the season can be found on the NBMCA website at www.nbmca.ca

The next snow survey date is March 1, 2017.

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

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2017

  68.5 cm (149% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2017

  13.7 cm (122% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2016

  52.8 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 2012*

  58.4 cm in 2014

 

 

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2017

 69.7 cm (149% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2017

  11.8 cm (123% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2016

  59.9 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 1988

  75.2 cm in 2001

 

 

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2017

  65.5 cm (142% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2017

  13.4 cm (147% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2016

Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 2007

  53.7 cm

  65.5 cm in 2017



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