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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 reduce flood and drought impacts along the Ottawa River and its tributaries, all the way down to 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: 2024-02-20 2:54 PM
Next Update: 2024-02-27 3:00 PM

Flows and levels at most locations on the main stem of the Ottawa River are slightly above their normal range for this time of year. Flows and levels in most locations are expected to be stable over the coming week.

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Special Feature

The 2023 Fall Conditions Overview Bulletin is now available.

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee provides an overview of fall conditions in the Ottawa River basin.

Read the bulletin >> 2023 Fall Conditions

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The section ‘About ORRPB’ includes information about who we are, what we do and how to stay informed about flows and levels in the Ottawa River.

Latest News

Fall Conditions Overview in the Ottawa River Basin

Bulletins posted on 2023-12-21 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee provides collaborative management of the principal reservoirs in the Ottawa River basin throughout the year.

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Spring river conditions are not linked to fall river conditions

Bulletins posted on 2023-11-02 by Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat

Elevated water levels in the Ottawa River during the fall are not a predictor of high water levels in the

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Close Monitoring of River Conditions – More Frequent Forecast Messages

Bulletins posted on 2023-10-25 by Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat

Please note that the River Conditions Forecast message will be updated Thursday (Oct. 26) and Friday (Oct. 27) and possibly

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