Snow Survey Readings for January 15, 2018

Jan 16, 2018 -
Snow depth and water content are well below seasonal averages at the snow survey sites measured by NBMCA as part of its flood forecasting program.

" Snow depths have decreased since our last survey, due in part to the warm weather and rain we had last week," said Joel Harrison, Water Resources Specialist. 

North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) continues to monitor snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program.  Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence at three locations in the watershed.  

 
*North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek, North Bay)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2018 - 25.9 cm
(83% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for January 15, 2018 - 4.7 cm
(69% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2017 - 47.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 2012* - 
47.3 cm in 2012

*Data prior to Dec. 2011 collected at the former Northeast Mental Health Centre

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2018 - 18.3 cm
(52% normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for January 15, 2018 - 3.3 cm
(57% normal)

Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2017 - 47.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 1988 - 
63.0 cm in 2009

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2018 - 19.5 cm
(56% normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for January 15, 2018 - 3.8 cm
(63% normal)

Average Snow Depth for January 15, 2017 - 45.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 2007 - 
52.1 cm in 2009

Snow Survey Readings 1987-2018

For more information, contact:
Joel Harrison, Water Resources Specialist 705-474-5420
Sue Buckle, Supervisor Communications & Outreach 705-474-5420 ext. 2010