WATERSHED UPDATE – MAY 19, 2020
- Generally, water content conditions for this time of year are above normal through the entire Upper Mattagami Watershed. The higher levels of water content are primarily due to the fact that there is still some snow present and it is being compared to historical normals for this time of year. The higher levels of water content should not present any issues as the freshet progresses.
- Daytime temperatures are expected to range from +22°C to +26°C over the next 7 days. No significant precipitation is expected over the next 7 days.
- Local area creeks, including Town and Crawford Creek, are in good shape and flowing well.
Further updates will be issued as required.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Conservation Authority at 360-2660 or via email at [email protected].
See our Upper Mattagami River Watershed Statistics page to download the current watershed statistics and for the full list of reports for 2020.
The information contained in this update has been gathered by Ontario Power Generation, the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry and the Mattagami Region Conservation Authority. The summary highlights dam operations and storages as well as snow depth and water content in comparison to historical norms. Watershed surveys will be conducted on the 1st and 15th of each month until the snow cover has disappeared. Updates will be issued until such time any flood threat has passed.