Ongoing flood risk on the Ottawa River
Press Release posted on 2019-05-03 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee
Mattawa down to the Montreal Archipelago
OTTAWA/GATINEAU, Friday May 3, 2019 — The Ottawa River Regulating Committee warns that levels and flows on the Ottawa River from Mattawa down to Lac Coulonge are expected to increase again and reach another peak over the next week. Reservoirs in the Abitibi-Timiskaming area are filling rapidly with snowmelt and runoff from precipitation in that part of the watershed. Water released from the reservoirs is increasing and will cause water levels on the Ottawa River downstream between Mattawa and Lac Coulonge to increase. Flows and levels could rise rapidly at times between Mattawa and Lac Coulonge and will possibly exceed flood levels experienced earlier last month.
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