Flood Watch - April 23, 2019

CLARENCE-ROCKLAND – April 23 - 2019 – The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board is maintaining its prediction that the river will continue to rise over the next week and will peak at 43.3 meters on April 29th, currently forecasted to be just below the 2017 flood levels. The City is continuing its preparations by monitoring all sites and communicating with affected residents.

“The City of Clarence-Rockland is privileged to be able to count on the hundreds of volunteers who come forward to help their neighbors and we are very grateful for their help. I would also like to sincerely thank the businesses that generously donated food and supplies,” declared Mayor Guy Desjardins.

The Flood Problem

The first flood peak of the Ottawa River originates from unregulated flows from its southern tributaries. The second peak results from a combination of high flows from the tributaries of the north shore together with flows from headwater areas, and is partially regulated. While the first peak is generally the lesser of the two, it can cause flood damage.

For more information please visit the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board’s website at http://www.ottawariver.ca/.

For non-emergency flood information, please call 211 or visit https://easternontario.cioc.ca/record/OCR4589.

For all emergencies, please call 911.