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North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority

NBMCA was founded in 1972 by the Province of Ontario and the NBMCA’s 10 member municipalities.
As a community-based, non-profit environmental organization, NBMCA is dedicated to
conserving, restoring, developing and managing renewable natural resources on a watershed basis.
NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are members of Conservation Ontario.

Be a Steward!

Prevent Erosion and Runoff!

Planting trees and shrubs along the shoreline or stream bank at your home, farm or cottage is one of the ways you can help protect and preserve water quality. 

Permits

Development and On-site Sewage

Permits are one tool for balancing human needs with the needs
of the natural environment, protecting people and property
from natural hazards.

Science

Integrated Watershed Management

From water quality monitoring and flood forecasting to drinking water source protection, NBMCA uses science to make watershed management decisions. 

Get Outside!

Trails & Events

Looking to hike, bike, or ski?
Paddle a historic canoe route?
Explore our natural heritage?
Take part in an environmental festival or special event?  

News

Flood Warning Now Issued - Update April 23 (12 noon)

(April 23, 2019)  Flood Warning extended to Thursday, April 25, 4 pm.   Water levels within local watercourses are elevated due to the recent rains combined with snowmelt.  Water levels are expected to continue to rise over the next couple of days with the forecast precipitation and continued snowmelt.  Urbanized watercourses such as Chippewa Creek are returning to more normal levels but may respond quickly to any intense rain event, and rural watercourses and lakes are expected to continue to rise with the forecasted precipitation and continued snowmelt.

 

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Flood Watch Issued

(April 17, 2019)  It’s the rain event we were hoping wouldn’t come, but with 35 to 55mm of rain and warmer temperatures adding to the spring melt, this weather system will tip the scale and bring flooding to area rivers and streams, prompting North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) to issue a Flood Watch.

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Snow Survey Readings for April 15, 2019

(April 17, 2019)  Snow depth measured on April 15 averages 517 per cent of the long-term average for this time of year and water equivalence averages 425 per cent of average according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority which measures the snowpack as part of its flood forecasting initiatives.

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Water Safety Statement Issued

(North Bay April 11, 2019)   Snowmelt, forecast rainfall, and water levels slightly above average in area creeks and rivers have prompted the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority to issue a Water Safety Statement for the watershed.    

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NBMCA Connects with Septic Installers

(North Bay, April 8, 2019)  The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) hosted more than 80 area on-site sewage (septic) system installers in Parry Sound today to share up-to-date information regarding septic permits, applications, and changes to the Ontario Building Code in preparation for the upcoming construction season.

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Snow Depth Way Above Normal

(April 2, 2019) Snow depth measured on April 1 remains about 250 percent above the long-term average for this time of year and water equivalence is about 200 percent above according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority which measures the snowpack as part of its flood forecasting initiatives.

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Four positions available on Source Protection Committee

(April 1, 2019) Expressions of interest are invited to fill four vacancies on the North Bay-Mattawa Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC), a local multi-stakeholder committee responsible for reducing risks to local municipal drinking water sources in Callander, Mattawa, North Bay, Powassan, and South River.

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Snow Survey Readings for March 22, 2019

(March 25, 2019) Snow survey readings confirm that the snow is gradually melting. Snow depth and water equivalence has slightly decreased since the snow pack measurements taken on March 14.

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Next Board Meeting March 27, 2019

(March 21, 2019) NBMCA's Board of Directors meets Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at 5:30 pm at NBMCA office 15 Janey Ave. North Bay. 

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Parks Creek Ice Removal Begins Thursday

(March 19, 2019) The annual ice removal off Parks Creek near Lakeshore Drive is set to begin Thursday, March 21 and the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority is urging the public and snowmobilers to stay off the creek and away from the mouth of the creek on Lake Nipissing.

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Snow Survey Readings for March 14, 2019

(March 15, 2019) Snow depth remains about twice the long-term average for this time of year and water equivalence is about 60 per cent above the long-term average.  NBMCA measures the snow pack in three subwatersheds as part of our Flood Forecasting Program.

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Water Safety Statement Ended

(March 15,  2019) The Water Safety statement issued on March 13, 2019 has ended.

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Website live!

(March 11, 2019) NBMCA.ca is now online!   Any comments or questions please contact NBMCA Communications 705 474-5420 or email

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Snow Survey Reading - March 1, 2019

(March 1, 2019) Snow depth and water equivalence remain above the long-term average for this time of year and are more than double last year’s measurements.

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2018 Year in Review

 

 

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