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 11th, 2019, as provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station for the month of June was at 34.7% of the total monthly historical average.

Lake Nipissing

CAUTION: HIGH LAKE LEVELS

As of June 11th, 2019, the water level of Lake Nipissing was 196.31 metres. There was a significant amount of rain that fell over the region yesterday, between 20-40mm. Forecasts are calling for another 25mm over the next few days through Saturday. Inflows have spiked due to yesterday’s rain but are expected to drop back down through the week. Lake levels are forecasted to continue to drop by approximately 1-2cm per day.

French River

CAUTION: HIGH RIVER LEVELS

At Dry Pine Bay, the river level on June 11th, 2019 was 182.59 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 478 cubic metres per second. At Wolseley Bay, the river level on June 11th, 2019 was 188.09 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 451 cubic metres per second. The flows on the French River are expected to remain stable for most of the week, depending on further dam operations. Further change in the river levels will be dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

The next update will be on Monday, June 17, 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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