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