Snow Survey Readings for February 15 2017

Feb 16, 2017 - An average of 28 cm of snow has accumulated since the last survey two weeks ago at the snow survey sites measured by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority as part of its flood forecasting program.

"With this accumulation of snow, snow depth is almost 50% higher than the long-term average for this time of year and the water content in the snow pack is approximately 30% higher than the long-term average," said Joel Harrison, Water Resources Specialist at NBMCA.

Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence in North Bay, Corbel and Chisholm Twp.   The next snow survey date is February 1, 2017.

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

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2017 - 68.5 cm
(149% of normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2017 - 13.7 cm 
(122% of normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2016 - 52.8 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 2012* - 
58.4 cm in 2014

*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 February 15, 2017 - 69.7 cm 
(149% normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2017 -  11.8 cm 
(123% normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2016 - 59.9 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 1988 - 
75.2 cm in 2001

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2017 - 65.5 cm
(142% normal)

Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2017 - 13.4 cm
(147% normal)

Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2016 - 53.7 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 2007 - 
65.5 cm in 2017

Snow Survey Readings 1987-2017

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