The average snow depth in the region is 20 per cent below normal for this time of year reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) which measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program.
Snow depth has increased by 14.6 cm and water content has increased by 18 mm since the last readings on January 4.
“The average snow depth for all sites is 26.9 cm (80% normal) and average water equivalence is 41.3 mm (65% normal),” said Angela Mills, NBMCA Water Resources Specialist.
In 2021, the average snow depth for the three sites was 34.1 cm and water equivalence was 76.3 mm at this time of year last year.
Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence at three locations in the watershed.