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Snow Survey Readings
FOR JANUARY 4, 2021

(North Bay, Ontario, January 4, 2021)  Snow depth has increased by 7.9 cm and water content has increased by 37.6mm since last snow survey December 15, reports the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) who measures snow depth and water content as part of its Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. 

“The average snow depth for all sites is 35.7 cm (124% normal for this time of year) and average water equivalence is 80.3 mm (170% normal),” said Kurtis Romanchuk NBMCA’s Water Resources Engineer. Last year at this time, the average snow depth was 22.6 cm and water equivalence was 48 mm.

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

Current Average Snow Depth for January 4, 2021         34.6 cm (133% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 4, 202182 mm (161% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 4, 2020                     25.8 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 4 since 2012*39.0 cm in 2019


Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 4, 2021          35.1 cm (121% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 4, 2021 72 mm (182% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 4, 2020                      19 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 4 since 1988 48.5 cm in 2019


Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for January 4, 2021                  37.5 cm (118% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for January 4, 2021 87 mm (168% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for January 4, 2020                              23.1 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for January 4 since 2007  52.2 cm in 2019



The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) was founded in 1972 by the Province of Ontario and the NBMCA’s 10 member municipalities. A non-profit organization, the NBMCA works closely with the public to balance human needs with the environmental needs of the region’s watershed. NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are members of Conservation Ontario. 

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