Residents say Gatineau, Que., reservoir contributes to chronic flooding

By Matthew Kupfer, CBC News Ottawa, July 31, 2018

Residents in an Aylmer neighbourhood say the city's storm water management system is not working well enough and causing chronic flooding issues.

Pascal Truchon has lived on rue Clarence off chemin Morley-Walters for a decade and has been trying to get the city to act on drainage issues since he experienced flooding in 2011.

He nervously watches the weather forecast for sustained rainfall, he said.

"When you see that there's about 50 millimetres of rain forecasted within 24 hours, you know that the water area is going to get full again and then it's going to back up into the city's system," he said.

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