Marianne Wilkinson

Councillor, Kanata North

Public Open House Updated Flood Plain Mapping for Ottawa River

NOTICE OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE

WHEN: Thursday, December 4, 2014 from 4-8 PM
WHERE: Roly Armitage Hall, West Carleton Ward Office
5670 Carp Road, Kinburn, ON

WHY: Updated Flood Risk Mapping in the City of Ottawa: Public Consultation Draft Mapping Completed for Ottawa River from Morris Island to Shirley’s Bay.

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority has just completed the draft updated flood risk mapping for the Ottawa River from the outlet of the Mississippi River at Morris Island to Shirley’s Bay. The project has identified flood prone areas (areas that are expected to be inundated during an extreme flood) along the river.

The public are encouraged to attend the public open house and/or provide comments on the draft mapping completed for this area.

The draft maps are available for viewing at mvc.on.ca/ottawa-updated-flood-risk-maps. Contact Matt Craig, MVCA Manager of Planning and Regulations for more information mcraig@mvc.on.ca, 613.253.0006 ext. 226.

Identifying lands that are vulnerable to flooding is an important responsibility for Ontario’s Conservation Authorities. In 2014, MVCA completed the second phase of a five year undertaking of updating flood risk mapping studies on water courses within the City of Ottawa. Conservation Authorities use the mapping in the administration of hazardous lands.

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