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(WCS - RO6/2021)December 10, 2021 – Environment Canada is forecasting rainfall amounts of 20 to 40 mm starting the evening of Friday, Dec. 10 and continuing through Saturday night. This forecasted rainfall together with mild temperatures will melt snow and create runoff, causing all water levels and flows to increase throughout the Rideau Valley Watershed. Because of a wet fall season, most water levels and flows are currently above normal. Although this rain and snow-melt event will not cause significant flooding, it could cause localized flooding in small watercourses, urban areas and ditches.   The RVCA reminds the public to exercise extreme caution around all…
OTTAWA, November 23, 2021 — The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is asking for public input on a new hazard mapping study for Stevens Creek in the City of Ottawa.  The study considers the risk of flooding, erosion and other hazards along Stevens Creek from Malakoff Road to the Rideau River. Members of the public are invited to review the draft regulation and hazard maps during a public consultation period between November 29, 2021 and January 13, 2022. The new mapping shows areas that are subject to natural hazards such as flooding and unstable slopes, or that have natural environmental features…
BECKWITH TOWNSHIP, Nov. 10, 2021 — The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) is asking for public input on a new hazard mapping study for the Jock River in Beckwith Township.  The study considers the risk of flooding, erosion and other hazards from Ashton Station Road to approximately the south limit of the community of Franktown. Members of the public are invited to review the draft regulation and hazard maps during the public consultation period between November 15 to December 22, 2021. The new mapping shows areas that are subject to natural hazards such as flooding and unstable slopes or that have…
Stillwater wetland project a win for everyone — The benefits of the recently completed Stillwater wetland restoration near Moodie Drive in Nepean will trickle down to many facets of the community. Want to read more? Click here. If you enjoyed this story, why not read the rest of the Around the Rideau newsletter, or better yet, subscibe and the next edition will be waiting for you in your inbox! Subscribe here. 
OTTAWA, Oct. 22, 2021 – The nation’s capital is now two million trees richer thanks to the City of Ottawa, local conservation authorities and rural landowners. The City of Ottawa’s Green Acres Reforestation Program hit its two-million milestone this spring.  The program is a partnership between the City and its three local conservation authorities: Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority in the west, Rideau Valley Conservation Authority in central and south Ottawa and South Nation Conservation Authority in the east.  On Friday, Oct. 22 Mayor Jim Watson joined environment committee chair Coun. Scott Moffatt and other dignitaries to dedicate a white spruce…
(WCS-LW - 5/2021)October 6, 2021 – Watershed conditions in the Rideau Valley Watershed have returned to “Normal’ under the Ontario Low Water Response Program. With above average rainfall amounts across the watershed over the last month, stream flows and water levels have recovered from the previous low water status and are now above average for this time of year. Parks Canada continues to closely monitor the water levels throughout the Rideau Canal system inside the Rideau Valley watershed. Water levels in the reservoir lakes, located in the upper reaches of the Rideau Valley watershed, are now near normal for this time…
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