Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area now open!

May 14, 2022

Eau Claire Gorge Conservation Area gates are now open! Hike the 1.9 self guided trail. Visit the replica loggers cabin. Take in the spectacular rapids and waterfalls where the Amable du Fond flows between steep rock walls. Hwy 17 east to Hwy 630. Follow the signs!

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NBMCA Kicks off 50th Anniversary Celebrations on Earth Day!

April 22, 2022

Recognition of “watershed heroes”, raising funds for a “Boardwalk of Champions”, awarding student bursaries, and a return of the Mattawa River Canoe Race are some of the initiatives the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority has planned for the celebration of its 50th anniversary this year, announced this morning on Earth Day.

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Water Safety Statement Issued Apr 12

April 12, 2022

The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority is issuing its fifth watershed conditions statement this spring due to a substantial amount of rainfall in the forecast for the next two days.  Although increased runoff due to snow melt and precipitation are in the forecast, flooding is not expected at this time.

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Snow Pack Almost Gone

April 08, 2022

Two out of three snow survey stations now have very minimal snow bringing the average snow depth down 21.1 cm and the average water equivalence down 74.7 mm since the April 1 snow survey, reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority which measures the snow pack as part of its flood forecasting program.

“The average snow depth for the three sites is 3.1 cm and the average water equivalence for the three sites is 12.7 mm,” said Angela Mills NBMCA’s Water Resources Specialist. “Last year at this time we had no snow,” she added. 

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Flood Outlook Statement Issued Tonight

April 07, 2022

Continued snowmelt today following the recent rainfall has caused water levels on urban watercourses including Chippewa Creek to continue to rise and approach the top of bank in some areas this evening, prompting the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority to issue a Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook.

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Trout Lake Study Open House April 13

April 07, 2022

A community open house will be held April 13 at North Bay City Hall (3-6pm) and at Corbeil Park Hall (9:30-11:30am)  for the Trout Lake Watershed Study and Management Plan.

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Snow Survey Reading for April 1, 2022

April 01, 2022

(North Bay, Ontario, April 1, 2022) Snow depth has decreased by 3.4 cm and water content has decreased by 1.7 mm since the last readings on March 23, reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) who measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. 

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Snow Survey Readings for March 23, 2022

March 23, 2022

(North Bay, Ontario, March 23, 2022) Although the snow depth has reduced considerably throughout the watershed in the past week, the snow water equivalency hasn’t changed much. Most of the moisture is still stored on the landscape, just more compacted according to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority which measures the snow pack as part of its flood forecasting program.

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Flood Outlook Statement Issued by NBMCA

March 23, 2022

(North Bay March 23, 2022) With water levels on local watercourses generally at above-average levels, precipitation and above zero temperatures will add to the ongoing snow melt over the next few days, prompting the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority to issue its third Watershed Conditions Statement – Flood Outlook this spring.

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Caution on Parks Creek as NBMCA begins Ice Removal

March 20, 2022

(North Bay, March 18, 2022) The annual ice removal off Parks Creek near Lakeshore Drive is set to begin Monday, 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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