Risk of flooding along Aylmer shore, City of Gatineau says

By CBC News Ottawa, May 1, 2018

The City of Gatineau is offering Aylmer residents sandbags today as rising water levels could lead to minor flooding in the west-end neighbourhood.

While predicted water levels are far short of what they were during last year's major flooding across the National Capital Region, the city says the minor flooding threshold could be reached Tuesday evening.

The water level on the Ottawa River at the closest observation point — in Ottawa, at Britannia Park — was at 59.26 metres above sea level late Tuesday morning. There is a risk of flooding once the water level climbs another 16 centimetres.


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