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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 begun increasing due to increasing spring runoff. It cautions residents along the shores of the Ottawa River from Mattawa down to the Montreal Region that throughout the spring freshet period water levels can rise rapidly at times and cause minor flooding in low-lying areas. Spring started early this year and the snow cover has slowly melted away from the central and southern parts of the basin over the last few weeks. However, heavy rainfall events in parts of the watershed may cause levels and flows to change rapidly in downstream river reaches and the Regulating Committee will be closely monitoring the effects of precipitation over the next few weeks. Further bulletins will be published if flood risks increase.

Refer to the River Conditions Forecast message at for frequent updates on river conditions throughout the freshet.

READ THE PRESS RELEASE  >>  2024-04-14 Ottawa River Press Release

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