Spring freshets are recurring phenomena that generally do not result in significant flooding. Every year, Gatineau carefully monitors the spring freshet. Municipal departments are at the ready and mechanisms are in place to anticipate and rapidly intervene as necessary.
Everyone is responsible for their own safety. Each of you must take the initial steps for ensuring you own safety and that of your family, and for protecting your own property. It is recommended that you have an emergency kit at the ready at all times that contains the essential items each family member needs to make it through at least the first 72 hours.
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Citizens who need a proof of claim for their employer or insurer can request one from 311. The City also invites them to refer to 311 for any questions.
Water levels may vary depending on the observation point. Water levels are provided in meters and are specific to the site indicated. Some forecasts are available on the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board Web site.
Source of data: Sécurité publique Québec and Ville de Gatineau
You will need an authorization certificate or a building permit if, as a result of the current flooding, you wish to do some work.
Recognized for its quality of life, Gatineau is a city of 292,000 inhabitants. It is located on the north shore of the Ottawa River, and extends east and west of the Gatineau River.