Notices

Public Works Tenders 2019Public Meeting on Ottawa River Water Levels and Spring 2019 Flooding to be held on Saturday June 22, 2019Notice of Construction: HWY 148 CPR Overhead Bridge RemovalRequest for Proposal - Operational ReviewMedia Advisory - Algonquin Trail SurveyINFORMATION FOR LAURENTIAN VALLEY RESIDENTS ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER - PROJECTED WATER LEVEL RATE OF DECREASE INFORMATION AS OF 5 PM JUNE 6, 2019Thank You! To All Who Assisted the Township with the 2019 Flooding EventFLOOD IMPACTED RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ARE REQUESTED TO REGISTER TO ASSIST THE TOWNSHIP WITH NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR WHERE HELP IS REQUIRED WITH FLOOD CLEAN-UPOttawa River boating ban lifted on May 30 2019 by the Federal Minister of Transporation in sections near Laurentian Valley and other areasNotice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2019-03 and Public Meeting of June 18, 2019News Release - IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR FLOOD IMPACTED RESIDENTS AND PROPERTY OWNERS ON REGISTRATION FOR ASSISTANCECleanup Kits from the Red Cross Available for Laurentian Valley Residents Impacted by FloodingAttention Business Owners! Sign up for our Business StudyVolunteer with the Township of Laurentian ValleyOpen Air & Recreational Fire Ban LiftedPUBLIC NOTICE - FLOOD 2019 UPDATEMNRF Flood Warning Extended for Pembroke District - Issued on May 9, 2019Community Improvement PlanImportant Press Release from the Ottawa River Regulating Committee Issued on May 3 2019Notice of Public Meeting - Proposed Building Permit Fees ChangesNews Release from County of Renfrew: Support Available for Residents Impacted by the FloodMedia Release - Laurentian Valley Flood UpdatePublic Notice - Ministry of Transportation Communication on Hazley Bay and Des Allumettes BridgesNotice that the Township of Laurentian Valley has declared an Emergency due to Flooding on April 27, 2019Renfrew County and District Health Unit Media Release on April 26, 2019 - Reminder to make sure your drinking water well is safe before using in flooded areasAvailability of Sandbags and Sand Supplies in Laurentian ValleyCatch the Ace Lottery Every Thursday in Laurentian Valley!Sandbagging TipsNotice of Application of Zoning By-law Amendment File No. Z2019-02 and Public Meeting of April 16, 2019Notice of April 2, 2019 Public Meeting for a Community Improvement Plan for the Township of Laurentian ValleyPetawawa, Pembroke and Laurentian Valley - Receiving Waste Collection Schedule SoonSpecial Council Meeting

INFORMATION FOR LAURENTIAN VALLEY RESIDENTS ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER - PROJECTED WATER LEVEL RATE OF DECREASE INFORMATION AS OF 5 PM JUNE 6, 2019

WATER LEVELS CONTINE TO DECREASE ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER.

Some of the explanation from the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board about what is happening and why is explained on in the summary from their website:

"Spring runoff from the northern part of the basin will continue to remain above normal over the coming week. However, with no significant rainfall forecast over the next few days, levels will continue to decline in all locations over the coming week. Water levels are now below flood thresholds in all locations along the Ottawa River.."

ON JUNE 6, 2019 AT 2:00 PM LEVELS IN THE PEMBROKE SECTION (WHICH IS GENERALLY THE AREA ABOVE HIGHWAY 148/BRIDGE TO QUEBEC PORTION OF THE OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT AREA IN THE TOWNSHIP),  WERE 133 CM BELOW THE PEAK LEVEL REACHED ON MAY 11, 2O19 AND ARE ESTIMATED TO CONTINUE TO DECREASE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT A RATE OF 5 CM PER DAY.  

ON JUNE 6, 2019, AT 1:45 PM LEVELS IN THE OTTAWA RIVER WATERFRONT AREA OF THE TOWNSHIP THAT IS INFLUENCED BY THE RISE AND FALL OF THE LAC COULONGE LEVELS IS GENERALLY THE AREA THAT IS BELOW HIGHWAY 148/DES ALLUMETTES BRIDGE, INCLUDING SULLIVAN POINT ROAD/GULL ROAD AND FOREST PARK ROAD, WERE 198 CM BELOW THE PEAK LEVEL REACHED ON MAY 11, 2019 AND ARE ESTIMATED TO CONTINUE TO DECREASE OVER THE NEXT 24 HOURS AT A RATE OF 12 CM PER DAY.  

PLEASE NOTE, THE OTTAWA RIVER REGULATING COMMITTEE (ORRC) HAS ISSUED THE UPDATED FORECAST FOR PEAK FLOOD LEVELS FOR THE OTTAWA RIVER IN THE FORM OF A TABLE THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE UPDATING DAILY AND AS REQUIRED ANTICIPATING THE SPRING 2019 FLOOD LEVELS.  FOR RESIDENTS ALONG THE OTTAWA RIVER PLEASE CONTINUE TO REGULARLY MONITOR THE OTTAWA RIVER REGULATION PLANNING BOARD WEBSITE AT http://www.ottawariver.ca/river-levels-flows.ph ON A REGULAR BASIS AND SHARE THE INFORMATION WITH YOUR NEIGHBOURS WHO MAY NOT BE ONLINE.  INFORMATION CAN ALSO BE ACCESSED BY CALLING (613) 995-3443.

YOU WILL NOTE THAT THE OTTAWA RIVER REGULATING PLANNING BOARD HAS POSTED PEAK LEVELS  THAT HAVE BEEN REACHED THIS YEAR IN ORANGE ON THE TABLES AS THEY DO NOT ANTICIPATE AT THIS TIME THAT THOSE PEAKS WOULD BE REACHED AGAIN.

THE TOWNSHIP WILL CONTINUE TO ATTACH THE MOST CURRENT TABLE TO THE NOTICE ON THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE FOR CONVENIENCE.  THE MOST CURRENT UPDATE IS AS OF 5 PM on June 6, 2019. 

AS A REMINDER, REMEMBER TO KEEP TRACK OF ALL YOU HAVE SPENT ON SANDBAGGING OR FLOOD PREVENTION SUPPLIES AND WILL SPEND ON FLOOD CLEANUP, IN CASE YOU ARE ABLE TO USE THEM AS PART OF ANY CLAIM YOU MAY FILE.  PLEASE MAKE THE TOWNSHIP AWARE IF YOU ARE EXPERIENCING ISSUES AND ENSURE THAT YOUR PERSONAL SAFETY IS YOUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON DEBRIS MANAGEMENT INCLUDING SANDBAG CLEANUP IS ALSO NOW AVAILABLE ON THE TOWNSHIP WEBSITE OR BY CONTACTING THE TOWNSHIP OFFICE.

Township Staff will continue to monitor the weather and water levels throughout the weekend and upcoming week and will continue to update the website as new information becomes available.  Should you have an after hours emergency, you can contact the Township's after hours contact number at 613-735-6070.   (This number is for non-911 emergencies.)

 

Please be prepared and stay safe.

 

Lauree Armstrong, Township CEMC

larmstrong@lvtownship.ca

613-735-6291 ext. 203