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, November 28th, 2016, as provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station for the month of November is currently at 23 % of the total monthly historical average.

Lake Nipissing

Caution: Low Lake Level

As of November 28th, 2016, the water level of Lake Nipissing was 195.21 metres. The lake level is still below the long-term average. The lake level is expected to decrease during the next week due to the expected forecast as well as the annually scheduled drawdown, which is currently in progress. 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 November 28th, 2016 was 181.16 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 157 cubic metres per second. The river flow is expected to remain stable in 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 05, 2016.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call Éric Potvin, at Public Works and Government Services 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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