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, September 15, 2014, as provided by Public Works and Government Services Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station as of September 15 was 46% of the monthly average. The inflows into the lake are currently above the long-term average inflow.

Lake Nipissing

As of September 15, 2014, the water level elevation of Lake Nipissing was 195.83 metres. The lake level is 13 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 September 15, 2014 was 181.72 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 268 cubic metres per second. The river level is 11 centimetres above the long-term average, which corresponds to a flow of 195 cubic metres per second above the long term average. The river is expected to rise 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, September 22, 2014.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please call Jamie Geauvreau of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources in North Bay at 705-475-5605 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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