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.
River Conditions Forecast
Last Update: 2022-10-04 2:33 PM
Next Update: 2022-10-11 3:00 PM
Levels and flows at most locations on the main stem of the Ottawa River are above normal for this time of the year and are expected to decrease slowly over the coming week.
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Read our review of the freshet 2022 on the Ottawa River
2022 Ottawa River Spring Freshet Review Bulletin.
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To learn more about the Ottawa River and the management of principal reservoirs, you can view two presentations :
Bulletins posted on 2022-06-28 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee
The freshet started in early April and lasted for approximately 7 weeks. It was characterized by average peaks but higher
Bulletins posted on 2022-06-08 by Hydro Quebec
Read the press release: Spring Runoff Management Upstream of the Chelsea Generating Station
Bulletins posted on 2022-05-27 by Ontario Power Generation
As a result of higher than average inflows within the Ottawa River, it is expected that the flows and velocities
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