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jchizmar
Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 07:45 am


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I know it has been only 3 days since the last post in this thread, but I'm wondering if there are any reports good or bad on the water level.

I found this on another site which sounds positive -

Updated Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at 2:30pm

WATER LEVEL GOING DOWN, BUT WE’RE NOT OUT OF THE WOODS YET

As of this morning, the average level on Lake Nipissing dropped to 196.43m, a decline of nearly 3cm since yesterday morning and an average decline of 2cm per day over the last five days.


My group and I arrive in 11 days, talked to the camp owner last night and she said although things are (very) high people are still heading in to fish. I know I won't really know until I get there.

For the sake of all those impacted by this, I hope things are turning for the better.

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Neil
Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 09:51 am


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Water level looks to be down about 12 to 14cm but wind can definitely skew the data. The level is getting better but most docks are still underwater. Lots got damaged in the winds Sunday and Monday also.
Attached is a picture showing the lake level over the last month taken at the French River before the dams.

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dplatt
Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 10:50 am


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Hey Neil, you wouldn't happen to have a link to the site where you get that chart would you?

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Neil
Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 10:53 am


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It covers all of Canada but this link should just bring up a map of the Ontario monitoring stations if you select go.
https://wateroffice.ec.gc.ca/google_map/goo...nce&province=ON

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Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 11:07 am


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Beauty, thanks

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Grumpa
Posted: Jun 05, 2019 - 12:39 pm


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The 60 km wind gusts out of the NW Sunday and Monday morning took a toll on Nipissing's south shore. Callander took a pounding...water levels on the main lake are down since last Wednesday but nowhere near safe non damage levels...that will take weeks yet. Many exposed and shallow reefs are completely covered by water...will likely cause a few navigation problems for non wary boaters for a while.
The damage is extensive. There's approximately two dozen docks in our bay...a couple were enormous docks...there's only about 8-10 still standing after Monday.
A 1000 lb section of someone else's dock rolled into our bay and drifted by Monday...I have no idea where it ended up.
Looks like a shipwreck along big sections of our shoreline.

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Neil
Posted: Jun 06, 2019 - 07:19 am


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Definitley lots of damage in South Bay as well. I see damage on every dock in my area. Even to one across from us on an island that was sheltered from the wind. It is I-beam construction anchored to the bed rock. Another neighbours dock is just above water now but it was so far out of the water normally that you almost needed a ladder to get down into a boat. All others are still under water. As Grumpa said high winds will still cause damage.

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JustJiggin
Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 12:32 pm


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Neil and Grumpa,

I know we are chatting about the Lake here, but its got me wondering..

Please forgive my ignorance on how the French River is impacted by the dams... Would you have any thoughts on what the Wolseley bay area might be experiencing right now?

I've only ever heard bits and bobs of information on how the water level is managed... Very interested to learn some more from you guys.

We normally come late June try out all the lures I've been suckered into buying during the off season, but we have shied away this month.

Hoping everything settles down for you soon!

Thanks guys

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Woodenstiks
Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 06:42 pm


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No expert but this site has a lot of info

http://ufrca.com/index.php?page=water-level

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Grumpa
Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 06:51 pm


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In addition to what Woodenstiks provided this site explains how the French river dams impact the water levels down stream from Nipissing as well.

https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/eaux-...s-dams-eng.html

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Posted: Jun 10, 2019 - 06:54 pm


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thanks guys

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GrandRiverWill
Posted: Jun 12, 2019 - 10:40 am


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Does anyone know what the French River water levels are like? I have a cottage rented for the 2nd week in July. And the forecast seems to show a lot more rain to come.

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Posted: Jun 12, 2019 - 09:07 pm


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QUOTE (GrandRiverWill @ Jun 12, 2019 - 10:40 am)
Does anyone know what the French River water levels are like? I have a cottage rented for the 2nd week in July. And the forecast seems to show a lot more rain to come.


https://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/ontario/eaux-...mation-eng.html

Probably should be talking to the owner of your rental cottage...I would hope they would have some up to date water level information for you as well?

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