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Approach to Ice Out and High Water

2019 April 22

In a normal year, the Ottawa River is largely ice free by April 15, often earlier. This year, there wasn't a sign of open water, even out in the middle until a few days ago. But now Spring is coming with a vengeance. The Ottawa is rising and opening up, although it has a long way to go; the local creeks and the Chalk River are in full spring flood. To the best of my recollection, I have never seen the Chalk River as high as it currently is. It's northern edge is lapping the old rail bed beside Hwy. 17.

Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
Approach to iceout along the Deep River Waterfront
High water at the Deep River Golf Course
Kennedy Creek at Hwy 17 in Deep River
The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road
The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road
The Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
Loon on Corry Lake from the Corry Lake Bridge
The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road  doesnt stop the ATVs
The Chalk River is flowing over Forestry Road  doesnt stop the ATVs
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
From the Corry Lake Bridge over the Chalk River
The Chalk River at Hwy 17
The Chalk River at Hwy 17
The Chalk River at Hwy 17
The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17
The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17
The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17
The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17
The Chalk River in full spring flood just north of Hwy 17

high water ice out photo set

Chalk River Deep River Krennedy Creek