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Snow depth now lower than last winter

The average snow depth for all sites is 13.5 cm
20191202 Snow depth Survey
Kurtis Romanchuk, NBMCA’s Water Resources Engineer checks snow depth. Supplied.

Snow depth is now closer to the normal, and water content has increased due to the rain and warmer weather compared to the last snow survey readings two weeks ago, reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority who measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. 

“The average snow depth for all sites is 13.5 cm (150% normal) and average water equivalence is 37.7 mm (289% normal),” said Kurtis Romanchuk NBMCA’s Water Resources Engineer. The average snow depth was 22.8 cm and water equivalence was 41.7 mm for all sites in 2018.

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.