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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: 2020-06-30 1:03 PM
Next Update: 2020-07-07 3:00 PM

Water levels and flows on the main stem of the Ottawa River are close to normal for this time of year. Levels are expected to remain within their normal range of fluctuation over the coming week.

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Special Feature

Learn more about the Ottawa River and the management of principal reservoirs

You can view here the presentation that was made to residents during the Open House sessions that were held throughout the Outaouais region last fall.

Frequently Asked Questions can be found in the “Information and Documentation” section of our website.  You will also find below a document with the answers to the questions most frequently asked after the flooding in 2019.


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Latest News

Ottawa River Water Level – Bryson, Fort-Coulonge, Grand Calumet Island

Bulletins posted on 2020-06-16 by Hydro Quebec

There will be a temporary variation in water levels on the Ottawa River due to the installation of booms at

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Mid-April Spring Conditions Overview in the Ottawa River Basin

Bulletins posted on 2020-04-23 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee continues to monitor the Ottawa River basin closely as the spring freshet progresses. Reviewing river

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Press Release posted on 2020-04-09 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee cautions that levels and flows on the Ottawa River continue to rise gradually due to

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