Churchill River Streamflow Data
The current forecast for the Churchill River Basin is available at the Sask Water site and Sask Water current condions
- Report from Horizons Unlimited at Missinipe
- May 9, 1997 - The ice is off of both Devil and Otter Lake. Average flow at Otter Rapids for May is
about 260 cubic meters per second. Otter is running at 325 right now.
May 29, 1996 - the ice went off Otter Lake enough for the float planes to take off.
- The Churchill River is flowing higher than average. On June 3 above Otter Rapids the water was flowing at 386 cubic metres per second (see chart) and on July 11 at 463 metres per second.. The long term average for May is 262, and for June, 335. On June 11, the levels were just beginning to drop.
- The boat launch at Devil Lake is barely above lake level and all of the willows along the former shoreline are now standing in water.
If you want to keep in touch with the conditions here, you can send a message to Ric Driediger (firstname.lastname@example.org) at Horizons or phone him and his staff at 306-635-4420.
These charts show long term averages for four stations along the Churchill River. The blue line represents specific day readings from the station above Otter rapids for 1996.
|Patuanak||Above Otter Rapids||Sandy Bay||Above Wintego Rapids|
|Drainage Area||78700 km2||119000 km2||212000 km2||210000 km2|
|Type of Flow||Natural Flow||Natural Flow||Reg. since 1928||Reg. since 1929||