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Early Spring Conditions Overview in the Ottawa River Basin

Bulletins posted on 2022-03-16 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The Ottawa River Regulating Committee monitors the Ottawa River basin closely in preparation for the spring freshet. Overall, weather conditions this winter have been close to normal in most locations of the basin. With above seasonal temperatures forecast for this week and rainfall over the southern portion of the basin later this week, levels and flows are expected to start increasing in the lower Ottawa River. 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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