April 13th update: Water levels and flows on the Ottawa River are expected to increase gradually over the coming week and stay close to seasonal freshet values. Minor flooding may occur over the next week in low-lying areas that regularly flood during the spring freshet period. 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.
For information on water levels and flood plains, see the following websites:
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board
Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry
Ontario Power Generation
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
South Nation Conservation
Find out if your home is in a flood plain.
Before an emergency
Flood Ready - Canada.ca
Tips to prevent basement flooding
Information about Residential Flooding on OttawaPublicHealth.ca.
Spring maintenance and flood control
The City of Ottawa is providing sand and sandbags to residents who live in areas prone to Spring flooding at various locations across the City. Currently, sandbags are available at the following locations:
Leo Lane @ East Shore (on City Right of Way)
Armstrong Road at Phillip Road (on City Right of Way)
Maclaren's Landing (Cottage Lane @ Laurentian)
Greenland Road @ Armitage Avenue
Constance/Buckham's Bay Community Centre, 262 Len Purcell Drive
29 Hurdman Road
2145 Roger Stevens Drive
1655 Maple Grove Road
1683 Woodward Drive
2121 Huntley Road
4127 John Shaw Road
2847 March Road
Councillor Kelly hosted a public meeting on Flood Preparedness last week. You can view the meeting here.