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, April 23rd, 2019, as provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station for the month of April was at 99.7% of the total monthly historical average.

Lake Nipissing

As of April 23rd, 2019, the water level of Lake Nipissing was 195.62 metres. Rain is in the forecast today through tonight amounting to an average of 10-15mm, with even more in the northern section of the watershed potentially amounting to up to 50mm, by the end of Wednesday. The rest of the week shows another system by the end of the week with rain forecasted around 5mm. The rain combined with warmer temperatures continues to melt the snow resulting in very high inflows and rapid rising in the Lake level.

French River

At Dry Pine Bay, the river level on April 23rd, 2019 was 182.66 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 496 cubic metres per second. The flows on the French River are expected to increase again due to the precipitation in the forecast. Further change in the river levels will be dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

The next update will be on Thursday, April 25, 2019.

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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