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Snow Survey Readings
FOR February 15, 2020

(North Bay, Ontario, February 15, 2020)  Snow depth and water content is below normal for this time of the year, 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 37.9 cm (77% normal) and average water equivalence is 69.7 mm (67% normal),” said Kurtis Romanchuk NBMCA’s Water Resources Engineer. The average snow depth was 84.6 cm and water equivalence was 148.3 mm for all sites in 2019.

Snow is measured for depth and water equivalence at three locations in the watershed.   Data for the season can be found on the NBMCA website at www.nbmca.ca.

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 February 15, 2020             44.1 cm  (91% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2020    86 mm (75% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2019                         84.4 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 2012*    84.4 cm in 2019


Corbeil Conservation Area (La Vase River Watershed, Corbeil)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2020             36.6 cm (75% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2020    59 mm (61% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2019                         84.2 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 1988      84.2 cm in 2019


Shirley Skinner Conservation Area (Kaibuskong River Watershed, Chisholm)

Current Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2020                     33.1 cm ( 66% of normal)
Current Average Water Equivalence for February 15, 2020    64 mm (65% of normal)
Average Snow Depth for February 15, 2019                                 85.2 cm
Highest recorded snow depth for February 15 since 2007             85.2 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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Dave Mendicino Elected Chair of NBMCA

(North Bay, January 30, 2020) The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) Board of Directors elected North Bay Councillor Dave Mendicino as its new Chair at its Annual General Meeting Wednesday.

Powassan Councillor Dave Britton was elected Vice Chair.

The Board also elected Councillors Shelley Belanger of Papineau-Cameron Township, Dean Grant of Calvin Township, Loren Mick of Mattawa and Michelle Lahaye of Mattawan Township to the Board’s Executive Committee. Chair Mendicino and Vice Chair Britton are automatic appointees to the Executive Committee.

Staff were directed by the Board to proceed with issuing a request for proposals for audit services. Peter Leckie was reappointed solicitor for NBMCA.
The Source Protection Authority (SPA) Board of Directors also held its AGM Wednesday, electing Dave Mendicino as Chair and Dave Britton as Vice Chair. The SPA oversees the Drinking Water Source Protection Program for the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area.

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. The NBMCA is one of 36 Conservation Authorities who are members of Conservation Ontario.