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Flood Preparedness: Where to Pick Up Sandbags

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.


Be ready:

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

  • Stubble Road

  • 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.

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