The Planning Board was established to ensure integrated management of the principal reservoirs of the Ottawa River Basin:
Flows are below normal in all locations on the main stem of the Ottawa River for this time of the year due to below average precipitation in the basin over the last few weeks. Levels are particularly low in the Pembroke-Westmeath and Lake Deschenes areas. Flows and levels are expected to be fairly stable over the coming week.
Extreme weather events such as the torrential rain event that occurred in the Timiskaming area on July 15 can lead to very rapid variations in river and lake conditions and can lead to serious consequences for those living along both natural and regulated watercourses. Operations at the control structures along the river do not eliminate flooding and are intended to mitigate their impacts.
You can learn more about the July 15 weather event and the mitigation measures that followed by reading the bulletin available below.Download document
Bulletins posted on 2021-08-25 by Hydro Quebec
A press release is available in French: 2021-08-25 HQ Niveau réservoir Baskatong.
Bulletins posted on 2021-07-23 by Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat
For more information about the torrential rains that fell in the Timiskaming area on July 15, please read the following