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 July 24th, 2017, as provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station for the month of July is currently at 103% of the total monthly historical average.

Lake Nipissing

As of July 24th, 2017, the water level of Lake Nipissing was 195.87 metres. The lake level is now below the maximum operating limit, and is currently above the long term average. The lake level should remain relatively stable this week. 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 July 24th, 2017 was 181.25 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 173 cubic metres per second. The river flow is expected to decrease slightly 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, July 31, 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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