Unless nature throws a curve ball at us over the next several days, the flood situation in Timmins will stay the same, or maybe even improve.

Mattagami Region Conservation Authority general manager David Vallier says the flood warning along the Mattagami River remains in place, but the one for the Porcupine watershed has been downgraded to a watch, as the water there begins to recede.

“We don’t see a lot of rain in the upcoming forecast over the next three to five days, but that can definitely change,” Vallier notes.  “We’re trying to remain vigilant in getting as much water out of the system as possible to accommodate for any of those events and for the snow that’s still in the bush.

“I can’t really tell you if it (the water level) won’t go up or it will go up.  I mean that’s all very dependent on some of the local inflows from different tributaries that feed into the Mattagami, and any of those rain events that are hard to forecast past three to five days.”