Ottawa RiverRegulationPlanning BoardCommission de planificationde la régularisationde la rivière des Outaouais


Forecasts will resume for the spring freshet of 2025 or if unusually wet weather leads to increased flood risks.

Forecast Schedule and Frequency:

During the spring freshet, forecasts are updated Monday to Friday (and weekends when conditions may change rapidly).


During the spring freshet period, you may click on any marker to see additional information for this location and to access a Graph View of the data. Graph View is also accessible by clicking on any location in the table below.

  • Level forecasts correspond to predicted level at the end of the day (11:59pm) on the specified date.
  • Discharge forecasts correspond to predicted average daily discharges for specified dates.
  • Note that water levels are measured in metres above mean sea level.
  • The water levels forecasts do not account for local variations due to WIND and WAVES effects.

Please read the important warning below.

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  • These forecasts are prepared by the Ottawa River Regulating Committee to inform the collaborative management of principal reservoirs within the Ottawa River basin. These forecasts are used by provincial and federal government responsible authorities to assess flood risks. Only these authorities are responsible for disseminating forecasts to the public.
  • These forecasts are based on the anticipated effect of reservoir regulation and on hydrological forecasting of natural inflows for a given weather forecast.
  • Absolute accuracy of weather forecasts cannot be guaranteed. In addition, there are inherent uncertainties in the hydrologic models used to estimate inflows and the measurements of water levels and flows at various locations.
  • The degree of uncertainty of these forecasts increases with the length of the forecasting horizon.
  • Except in unusual circumstances, the table is updated in the afternoon and only on business days.
  • The flow rates and actual levels can change rapidly without warning, particularly during the freshet period. We advise those using bodies of water to exercise caution and to always follow established safety guidelines when near water.
  • Users of the flow data, water level data, and hydrological forecasts shown on this website must recognize that such information is considered preliminary data. Users must therefore accept that the information provided carries an unspecified level of uncertainty and are advised to be cautious if they intend to use the information for decision-making. Please see the Disclaimer for further details.