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 Tuesday May 23rd, 2017, as provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station for the month of May is currently at 116% of the total monthly historical average.

Lake Nipissing

CAUTION: HIGH LAKE LEVELS

As of May 23rd, 2017, the water level of Lake Nipissing was 196.04 metres. The lake level is currently above the long term average. The lake level should be relatively stable this week. Further change in the lake level is dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

French River

CAUTION: HIGH RIVER LEVELS

At Dry Pine Bay, the river level on May 23rd, 2017 was 182.28 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 400 cubic metres per second. The river flow is expected to remain stable this week. Further change in the river levels will be dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

The next update will be on Monday, May 29, 2017.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call Éric Potvin, at Public Services and Procurement Canada at 819-420-5952, 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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