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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: 2024-04-23 3:01 PM
Next Update: 2024-04-24 4:00 PM

Flows and water levels along the main stem of the Ottawa River are slightly above normal for this time of year from Mattawa down to Pembroke due to recent precipitation. Flows and levels should be fairly stable in all locations over the next few days. Levels and flows should begin to decline later this week. Please refer to the forecast section of our website for more information about the river conditions in your area. Minor flooding in low-lying areas may occur over the next few days. Low-lying areas are those locations that regularly flood during the spring freshet period.

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Special Feature

Press Release about Rising Ottawa River Water Levels

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee cautions residents about increasing spring runoff.

Read the press release >>  Rising Ottawa River Water Levels (April 14, 2024)

New presentation now available!

See the presentation  >>   2024 Water Management in the Ottawa River Basin

NEW Frequently Asked Questions

You may be interested in reading our latest FAQs, check our About ORRPB section:

Q14 – How is climate change expected to impact flooding along the Ottawa River?

Q15 – Could additional reservoirs or expanding existing reservoirs completely prevent future flooding?

Latest News

RISING OTTAWA RIVER WATER LEVELS

Press Release posted on 2024-04-14 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee would like to inform watershed residents that levels and flows along the Ottawa River have

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Early Spring Conditions Overview in the Ottawa River Basin

Bulletins posted on 2024-03-13 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee monitors the Ottawa River basin closely in preparation for the spring freshet. Overall, this winter

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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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