NBMCA issued a Flood Warning on April 21 for waterways in our jurisdiction and it remains in effect.
The combination of snowmelt, precipitation and already high water levels in area streams and rivers have created flooding conditions throughout the watersheds within NBMCA's jurisdiction (see map).
(Please note NBMCA does not provide flood forecasting for the Parry Sound District.)
Updates on the status of the flood forecast are posted on our website under
Spring 2019 Flood Event Updates and the "News" section below.
If you think that your property may be at risk of flooding, please contact your municipality.
If you live in an unorganized township in Nipissing District, contact the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry District office at 705-475-5529.
Please share photos of conditions in your area using #NBMCAFlood on all social media and include the location of the photograph.
Thank you. NBMCA Communications & Outreach. 705-474-5420
(North Bay May 24, 2019 – 4 pm) Water levels on Lake Nipissing are rising again from yesterday’s rainfall and are expected to continue to rise. The Ottawa River at Mattawa has resumed its slight downward trend following a rise in response to recent rainfall. Several weather systems are moving into the area over the next five days, prompting the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority to extend its Flood Warning to May 29. For a full update visit the Spring 2019 Flood Update page.More
(May 22, 2019 – 1 pm) Water levels on Lake Nipissing and the Ottawa River appear to be stabilizing following a rise after last weekend’s rainfall. Both are still vulnerable to inflows and additional rainfall. 30mm rain is forecast for the next two days, prompting the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority to update and extend its Flood Warning to May 27. NBMCA also provides updates on the 2019 Flood Event Update page.More
NBMCA’s 15 Conservation Areas and Trails Open for Victoria Weekend
The 15 conservation areas and trails owned and managed by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority are opened for the Victoria Day weekend, including the pedestrian underpass on the Kinsmen Trail between Oak St. and Stanley St., with the exception of those listed below. For more information, directions and trail maps of NBMCA conservation areas and trails, as well as updates on trail closures or service disruptions, visit www.nbmca.ca.
(May 16, 2019 – 11:30 am) Water levels on Lake Nipissing continue to rise, affecting the lower reaches of the La Vase River, Parks Creek, and Jessups Creek, and the Ottawa River remains extremely high at Mattawa. Substantial precipitation is forecast through this week prompting the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority to update and extend its Flood Warning to May 22.More
A unique blend of story telling, science, and environmental education kicks off Saturday, May 25 at 9:45 am with the launch of Forest Talk Radio, a smart phone application you can download and listen to while you walk the orange and white trails at Laurier Woods Conservation Area.More