• March 6, 2024

Upper Mattagami Watershed Statistics March 5, 2024 Update

Upper Mattagami Watershed Statistics March 5, 2024 Update

Upper Mattagami Watershed Statistics March 5, 2024 Update 150 150 MRCA

Watershed Update – March 5, 2024

  • Generally, snow depth and water content conditions for this time of year are below normal. Water content variances are 52% to 75% below normal through the entire Upper Mattagami Watershed.
  • Current forecasts over the coming week show daytime temperatures ranging from -3°C to +7°C over the next 5 to 7 days with some minor precipitation expected.
  • Inflows across the Upper Mattagami watershed are near normal and have seen slight increases in the last couple of days due to mild temperatures and recent precipitation. Reservoir elevations are continuing to draw down, with the exception being Wawaitin, where the elevation is holding.
  • The enclosed portions of Town Creek and Crawford Creek are being closely watched by Authority and Municipal staff.
  • The Authority’s Flood Contingency Plan has been updated and will be distributed to watershed stakeholders in March.
  • The next Update will be issued on or about March 19.

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If you have any questions or comments, please contact the Conservation Authority at 705-360-2660 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 2024.

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.