Spring Conditions Overview in the Ottawa River Basin
Bulletins posted on 2021-03-22 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee
The Ottawa River Regulating Committee monitors the Ottawa River basin closely in preparation for the spring freshet. There are many factors that make forecasts of peak river conditions uncertain including the timing of the start of the spring freshet. Much like the spring of 2020, the Ottawa River basin is experiencing spring-like weather earlier than usual. In the coming week snowmelt is expected to increase due to forecast above seasonal temperatures. As flows and water levels begin to rise in the river, the Regulating Committee will publish a Press Release announcing the onset of freshet. The following Spring Conditions Overview bulletin is a summary of current early spring conditions in the Ottawa River basin prior to the onset of the freshet.
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