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Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board

The Planning Board was established to ensure integrated management of the principal reservoirs of the Ottawa River Basin:

  • to minimize flood and drought impacts along the Ottawa River and its tributaries, particularly in the Montreal Region
  • while maintaining beneficial water uses in the basin.

Current Conditions Summary

Water levels in metres:

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River Conditions Forecast

Last Update: 2020-09-22 2:05 PM
Next Update: 2020-09-29 3:00 PM

Levels and flows remain above normal for this time of year in many locations along the main stem of the Ottawa River. Levels and flows are expected to be fairly stable over the coming week.

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Special Feature

Spring Freshet Review for 2020

This bulletin provides the highlights of the spring freshet 2020 on the Ottawa River.


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Latest News


Bulletins posted on 2020-09-24 by Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques

Possible rise in the water level as of September 26, 2020 The Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte contre

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Temporary lowering of the level of the Rivière des Outaouais upstream of the Carillon hydropower facility

Bulletins posted on 2020-07-31 by Hydro Quebec

Hydro-Québec has just released a press release in English. >Access the information

Spring Freshet Review of 2020

Bulletins posted on 2020-07-07 by Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board

The peak flow on the Ottawa River was approximately 10% higher than average in 2020. Find out about other highlights

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