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 June 18, 2024, as provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC). This website will be migrating to a new location within the next few weeks. During this time, we will continue to send email updates and provide a recorded message via our toll free line (1-866-763-2300).

Lake Nipissing

As of June 18, 2024, the average water level of Lake Nipissing was 195.76 metres. This week, hot and humid air are dominating the region and will continue until Thursday. There is a change of scattered showers through the week and then up to 25mm of rain in the forecast for the weekend. We plan to hold the current discharge out of the dams as we have completed several reduction over the last 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 June 17, 2024, was 180.52 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 62 cubic metres per second. At Wolseley Bay, the river level was 186.39 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 49 cubic metres per second. Flows are projected to stabilize this week. Further change in the river levels will be dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

The next update will be on Tuesday, June 25, 2024.

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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