Mayor requests formal investigation of Ottawa River floods

By 1310 News, May 30, 2019

The city has asked the provincial and federal governments to open a formal investigation into the Ottawa River floods.

Mayor Jim Watson wrote letters to both Prime Minister Trudeau and Premier Ford, requesting that their governments open a formal investigation into both this spring's floods on the Ottawa River, as well as the floods of 2017.

"Many residents in the affected areas of Ottawa will be waiting for reliable information on the factors contributing to these flooding events, and the likelihood of reoccurrence, before making a decision on rebuilding their homes," Watson wrote.

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