2024 Freshet Monitoring

Press Releases and Other Information Related to the 2024 Watershed

April 26, 2024
The Whitewater Region Municipal Emergency Control Group (MECG) met today to review current and forecasted conditions, including the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry Bulletin - Flood Watch (April 26, 2024). As a precautionary measure, the Township has made available pre-filled sandbags at the Westmeath Public Works Garage located at 1798 Westmeath Road and will revisit additional mitigation measures in the next 48 hours. If additional sand or sandbags are needed, please contact the Township:

Township Website Home Page →Feedback and Inquiries Button - AccessE11: https://form.foreaction.cloud/submit/whitewater-region (Category→ Emergency→ Management→ Flooding)
Telephone at 613-646-2282 (Option 0) on Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and after-hours emergency at 613-646-2282, Option 9.
We remind residents who have been affected by high water and flow conditions in the past should take necessary action to protect/secure any vulnerable property in proximity to rivers and lakes and closely monitor developing conditions and regularly check for updated messages.

April 26, 2024: The Township has issued the following News Release regarding Flood Monitoring and Mitigation Measures:

Previous Township Press Releases:

April 15, 2024: Click here to read the press release

Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board

The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board issued a Press Release on Sunday, April 14, 2024, stating the following:

"The Ottawa River Regulating Committee would like to inform watershed residents that levels and flows along the Ottawa River have begun increasing due to increasing spring runoff. It cautions residents along the shores of the Ottawa River from Mattawa down to the Montreal Region that throughout the spring freshet period water levels can rise rapidly at times and cause minor flooding in low-lying areas."

Click here to read the full press release

Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry

Previous Bulletins:

March 2024: Click here to read the Bulletin.
April 4, 2024:  Click here to read the Bulletin  
April 15, 2024: Click here to read the Bulletin


Ottawa River Water Levels and Forecasts

Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board

OPG Water Management

Ministry of Natural Resources Flood Forecasting and Warning Program

Drinking Water Safety

Renfrew County and District Health Unit Well Water During or After a Flood

Electrical Safety

Electrical Safety Authority

HydroOne Flood Safety

Flood Preparedness

Flood Prep Instructions

Province of Ontario

Government of Canada

Canadian Red Cross

Ontario 211