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Snow depth ‘way above’ normal levels: NBMCA

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Winter outdoors enthusiasts will be thrilled by the latest snow level report.

Snow depth and water content are way above the long-term average for this time of year according to a snow survey performed by the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority. The NBMCA measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program.

“The average snow depth for all sites is 22.8 centimetres (263 per cent of normal) and average water equivalence is 41.7 millimetres (359 per cent of normal),” said Joel Harrison NBMCA’s water resources scientist.

The average snow depth was 11.7 cm and water equivalence was 29.3 mm for the same period in 2017.

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Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence at three locations in the watershed: North Bay Golf and Country Club (Chippewa Creek Watershed, North Bay); Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil); and, Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm).

Data for the season can be found on the NBMCA website at www.nbmca.ca.

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