Ville de Gatineau
Flood update: encouraging news, but too soon to let our guard down
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Ville de Gatineau
Media advisory
Flood update: encouraging news, but too soon to let our guard down

Gatineau, April 23, 2023. – The first spring freshet peak was reached on April 22. Although water levels have registered a slight drop, they are expected to rise starting on Monday because of the rain that has fallen and is expected, as well as the melting snow farther north. These could bring water levels back to around last Friday's levels.

According to information received from the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board (ORRPB), water levels could keep swinging back and forth for several days. Even though levels should remain well below historical levels, Gatineau asks the public to remain vigilant and to keep following the situation closely because the weather forecast for the second part of the week is still somewhat uncertain.

Gatineau crews are keeping a close eye on road conditions depending on water levels. Some streets are restricted to local traffic only for the time being. Gatineau urges the public to keep abreast of developments by checking the interactive map at

Gatineau reminds everyone to avoid the areas at risk and to be prudent whether driving a car or a boat by slowing down on flooded streets. Fast-moving vehicles and watercrafts create waves that can cause further damage.

Gatineau will continue to update residents as the situation evolves. Residents are asked to sign up for text and e-mail alerts at


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À propos de Gatineau

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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