Water Level and Flow Information

The water management partners, known as the Sturgeon-Nipissing-French-Wanapitei Water Management Group, and as overseen by the Sturgeon-Nipissing-French Citizens' Advisory Group, will continue to closely monitor the weather conditions and water levels in an attempt to minimize the impact of variable weather conditions and maximize the benefits to the fishery of the lake and river.

Lake Nipissing and French River
Recorded Water Level Forecast

The following is the water level forecast for Lake Nipissing and the French River as of Monday, December 15, 2014, as provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station as of December 15 was 26% of the monthly average. The inflows into the lake are currently above the long-term average inflow.

Lake Nipissing

As of December 15, 2014, the water level elevation of Lake Nipissing was 195.74 metres. The lake level is 39 centimetres above the long-term average. The lake level is expected to decline during the next few days. Further change in the lake level is dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

French River

At Dry Pine Bay, the river level on December 15, 2014 was 181.90 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 310 cubic metres per second. The river level is 26 centimetres above the long-term average, which corresponds to a flow of 31 cubic metres per second above the long-term average. The river is expected to decline during the next few days. Further change in the river levels will be dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

The next update will be on Monday, December 22, 2014.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call Graham Mewett of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in North Bay at 705-475-5529 or Abbas Khan, at Public Works and Government Services Canada at 416-512-5777, during office hours, Monday to Friday.

This information is also available on our toll-free Recorded Information Line at 1-866-763-2300.

The water management partners, known as the Sturgeon-Nipissing-French-Wanapitei Water Management Group, and as overseen by the Sturgeon-Nipissing-French Citizens' Advisory Group, will continue to closely monitor the weather conditions and water levels in an attempt to minimize the impact of variable weather conditions and maximize the benefits to the fishery of the lake and river.

Area residents and visitors are reminded to use extreme caution around the waterways.

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