*  Generally, snow depth and water content conditions for this time of the year are above normal.  Water content variances are 114.7% to 205.9% above normal through the entire Upper Mattagami Watershed.


*  Current forecasts show minimal precipitation with no major weather systems expected over the coming week.  Daytime temperatures are expected to range from -3oC to +6oC over the next 5 to 7 days.


*  Winter drawdown of Mesomikenda, Mattagami Lake, and Peter Long are ongoing; drawdown of Wawaitin is underway. The dams are currently set up to continue drawdown until refilling begins in April.  Higher than normal to normal inflows have persisted through the winter.


*  Local area creeks, particularly Town Creek, have been hindered by a build-up of snow at some of the culverts.  Of particular concern at this time is that section of Town Creek between Waterloo Road and Vimy Avenue.  These areas are being closely watched by Authority and Municipal staff and snow is being removed when possible.


*  The Authority’s Flood Forecast and Warning Manual has been updated and will be distributed to Municipal and Provincial partners shortly. 


*  The Upper Mattagami Water Management Committee will have its first meeting on Friday March 22, 2019 to review watershed conditions. 


*  The next Update will be issued on or about April 1, 2019.

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