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Flood update: water level projections down
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Ville de Gatineau
News release
Flood update: water level projections down

Gatineau, April 20, 2023. - According to the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Commission (ORRPPC), the levels will stabilize by tomorrow evening and allow for a downward revision of potentially affected residences by Friday. Although the data is favourable, the City is reminding residents to remain vigilant by leaving all protective measures in place. Once the peak levels are reached, they could last for one to two weeks.

However, the situation could change quickly due to rainfall and warm temperatures over the next few days, which could cause water levels to rise more quickly.

Sectors currently at risk

The sectors most likely to be affected are

Gatineau sector :
- Jacques-Cartier Street East;
- The area between the highway and Moreau Street as well as Adélard and Jacques-Cartier Street West;
- The area of Riviera, Glaude, Saint-Patrice and Saint-Paul streets;
- Hurtubise Boulevard East and West, Campeau Street and de
- Some residences on Cartier Street.

Masson-Angers sector:
- Chemin du Fer-à-Cheval;
- Rue du Ruisseau.
According to the data obtained from the ORRPPC earlier, it is estimated to date, about thirty residences and more than 300 lots at risk for tomorrow night.


Sandbags are being distributed to the following sites, along with bulk sand and empty bags:
- parc Louis-Roy on rue Louis-Roy;
- the intersection of rue Campeau and rue Hurtubise;
- the intersection of rue de Versailles and rue Watt;
- the intersection of rue Carmen and boulevard de la Gappe;
- the intersection of rue Saint-Sauveur and rue Saint-Denis;
- the municipal parking lot at parc La Baie;
- the parking lot of the Saint-Jean-de-Brébeuf community centre on rue Moreau and chemin du Quai (the launching ramp).
Proof of residence will be requested at every site for the person who will be picking up sandbags or sand for themselves or someone else.
Gatineau is counting on everyone's cooperation with the sandbags. Residents are asked to take what they need gradually so their neighbours can also get some. That way, everyone will be able to build their dikes in preparation for the weekend.
Sauvetage Bénévole Outaouais representatives will be at some of the sites until 8 p.m. this evening. They will answer residents' questions and provide advice, while at the same time making sure that everyone is circulating around the site safely.

At a glance

Rockfill has been added along rue Hurtubise Est and Ouest, rue Campeau and chemin du Fer-à-Cheval.
Gatineau will keep the public informed as the situation changes. Residents are invited to sign up for text and email alerts through
Gatineau would like to remind residents that emergency measures are everyone's business and call for teamwork. Residents also have an important part to play. They are asked to take the necessary steps to keep themselves safe and protect their homes.
Any resident who feels the need can call 811 at any time for psycho-social support. Info-Social 811 is a free and confidential telephone consultation service offered 24/7, 365 days a year.


“Gatineau has 97 km of shorelines. With the events of 2017 and 2019, Gatineau has developed a solid expertise in disaster and flood response. Our crews are prepared and trained to intervene, and we can count on technology and established work methods among the different partners in making decisions based on key data. The goal is to properly prevent and deploy the right measures to protect Gatineau residents. I urge residents to keep up to date by regularly consulting and signing up for notices,” indicated Gatineau Mayor France Bélisle.

“Along the Ottawa River, from lac Coulonge to the Montréal area, several homes (or buildings) are affected. Water levels should remain well below historical flood levels in every sector along the main portion of the Ottawa River,” noted the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Commission

Associated links

Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board

Webcast - Spring Flood Update - April 20


Management of a civil security event - flooding
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Ville de Gatineau
Marie-Hélène Rivard
Service des communications
Ville de Gatineau

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Reconnue pour sa qualité de vie, Gatineau est une ville de 292 000 habitants. Elle est située sur la rive nord de la rivière des Outaouais, et s'étend à l'est et à l'ouest de la rivière Gatineau.

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