- Take steps to prevent spring flood problems on your property. Check downspouts to ensure they are clear and flowing water away from the house. Make sure your sump pump and protective plumbing devices are working. Read more Sewers and Basements
- Questions to ask yourself at the start of flooding season
- Check with your insurance representative to make sure your home insurance is up to date and that you are properly covered in the event of a flood. Find more spring flooding preparation tips.
- Pooling and ponding around storm drains are normal occurrences during rain events and thunderstorms. Water on the street could mean less water in someone’s basement. Read more Pooling and Ponding
- Stay away from rivers, streams and ditches at this time of the year. Fast flowing, cold water is dangerous.
March 23, 2022
The forecasted rain and on-going snowmelt are expected to keep water levels elevated along the Rideau River and cause flooding in some low-lying areas, especially along Stevens Creek and Taylor Drain in the Village of North Gower.
Water levels and flows along the main stem of the Ottawa River have increased slightly in response to snowmelt and recent rainfall over the basin. Levels in most sectors should stabilize and remain close to seasonal values over the coming week.
City crews will continue to monitor areas for response as required.
If your property is at risk call 3-1-1. If it is an emergency situation, call 9-1-1.
The City of Ottawa facebook page Spring Flood 2022.
For information on water levels and flood plains, see the following websites:
- Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority Western point of Bay Ward – Shirley’s Bay
- Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board
- Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
- Ontario Power Generation
- Rideau Valley Conservation Authority Bay Ward sast of Shirley’s Bay
- South Nation Conservation
Find out if your home is in a flood plain.