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Early Spring Conditions Overview in the Ottawa River Basin

Bulletins posted on 2023-03-16 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 has been characterized by mild weather and above-average precipitation in several locations of the basin. With daytime temperatures slightly above zero over the last week, the snowpack has started melting slowly in the southern part of the basin. This Early Spring Conditions Overview is a summary of current conditions in the Ottawa River basin prior to the onset of the freshet. Sometime over the next few weeks, as flows and water levels begin to rise in the Ottawa River, the Regulating Committee will publish a Press Release announcing the onset of freshet.

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