By Drew May, Ottawa Metro News, April 18, 2017
The City of Gatineau has started giving out sandbags to residents in response to rising water levels on the Ottawa River.Jean Boileau, director of communications for the city, said the sandbags are free and so far 750 have been given out from city facilities in Gatineau. He said they are monitoring water levels and will do more if needed. Some roads in Gatineau have been closed because of flooding, including parts of St-Louis Street, he said.
The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board issued a statement on April 18 saying that in some areas water levels could rise to the same levels seen after the January 1998 ice storm.http://www.metronews.ca/news/ottawa/2017/04/18/gatineau-giving-out-sandbags-as-ottawa-river-rises.html