Ottawa RiverRegulationPlanning BoardCommission de planificationde la régularisationde la rivière des Outaouais

Media Request Procedure

Please provide your name, the media that you represent, and the information requested. Note that Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat dedicated staff will attempt to respond to your inquiries within 48 hours of your online request. If you have a specific deadline, please indicate this in the appropriate field.

Only online requests submitted through the following webform will be answered. No request by phone will be accepted.

Media Request Form

Media Request



The ORRPB website contains information that is updated on a regular basis that could be relevant to your request. You are invited to navigate through these web pages to find:

  • Questions & Answers (FAQ)
  • Special features, Bulletins and Press releases posted regularly (Home page)
  • A description of current and forecast conditions on the Ottawa River along with conditions at the principal reservoirs in the system (Current Conditions).
  • A general four-day forecast is also provided at key locations within the basin during the spring freshet period (Forecasts).

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About the Ottawa River Regulating Committee

The group consists of the following agencies that are responsible for the collaborative flow management of the principal reservoirs within the Ottawa River watershed: Hydro-Québec, Ministère de l’Environnement, de la Lutte contre les changements climatiques, de la Faune et des Parcs du Québec, Ontario Power Generation, and Public Services and Procurement Canada. In Ontario, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, as an associate member of the Regulating Committee, contributes important hydrometeorological information and plays a key role in disseminating information in Ontario.

Frequency of Press Releases

The Regulating Committee issues a Press release when the spring freshet season is starting on the Ottawa River. It issues other Press releases, as needed, when it anticipates that river conditions on the main stem of the Ottawa River may exceed significant flood levels.