Expecting major flooding on the Ottawa River – Lac Coulonge down to Montreal Region
Press Release posted on 2019-04-18 by Ottawa River Regulating Committee
OTTAWA/GATINEAU, Thursday April 18, 2019 — The Ottawa River Regulating Committee warns that levels and flows on the Ottawa River from Lac Coulonge down to the Montreal region are expected to rise extremely rapidly starting this Friday due to forecast rainfall and snowmelt runoff. Major flood levels are expected to be exceeded over the weekend. Later on, flows and levels similar to those observed at the height of the May 2017 flood may be reached depending on the amount of precipitation received. All flood-prone areas along the Ottawa River from Lac Coulonge down to the Montreal Archipelago are at risk.
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