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NBMCA survey shows below average seasonal snow depth and water content

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Due to last week’s rain and warmer weather, snow depth and water content are well below seasonal averages.

Measurements are taken at the snow survey sites by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority as part of its flood forecasting program.

Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence in North Bay, Corbeil, and Chisholm Township.

 

North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek Watershed, North Bay)

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*Data prior to Dec. 2011 collected at the former Northeast Mental Health Centre, Hwy 11N

Current average snow depth for January 15 is 25.9 cm (83% of normal)

Current average water equivalence for January 15 is 4.7 cm (69% of normal)

Average snow depth for January 15, 2017, was 47.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 2012* was 47.3 cm in 2012

 

Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current average snow depth for January 15 is 18.3 cm (52% of normal)

Current average water equivalence for January 15 is 3.3 cm (57% of normal)

Average snow depth for January 15, 2017, was 47.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 1988 was 63.0 cm in 2009

 

Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current average snow depth for January 15 is 19.5 cm (56% of normal)

Current average water equivalence for January 15 is 3.8 cm (63% of normal)

Average snow depth for January 15, 2017, was 45.3 cm

Highest recorded snow depth for January 15 since 2007 was 52.1 cm in 2009

 

Data for the season can be found on the NBMCA website. The next snow survey date is February 1.

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