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, February 18th, 2019, as provided by Public Services and Procurement Canada. The precipitation at the French River Dams station for the month of February was at 79.5% of the total monthly historical average.

Lake Nipissing

As of February 18th, 2019, the water level of Lake Nipissing was 194.69 metres. A brief period of warmth with significant snowfalls resulted in a sharp increase in inflows at the end of last week. Temperatures are forecasted to steadily increase as the week progresses. 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 February 18th, 2019 was 181.45 metres, which corresponds to a flow of 213 cubic metres per second. Further change in the river levels will be dependent on the amount of inflows and precipitation.

The next update will be on Monday, February 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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