Historic Flood Risk on the Ottawa River
Press Release posted on 2019-05-09 by Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board
Abitibi-Timiskaming region and Mattawa down to Lac Deschenes
OTTAWA/GATINEAU, Thursday May 9, 2019 — The Ottawa River Regulating Committee warns that most reservoirs in the Abitibi-Timiskaming region are now filled and that excess waters from these areas are now flowing through the downstream river system. With significant rainfall of 25 to 45 mm forecast to begin today over much of the watershed, water levels on the Ottawa River between Mattawa and Lac Deschenes are expected to continue to increase over the next few days and reach a peak that may exceed previous historic record levels.
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