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Ottawa Residents Invited to Open House on Natural Hazard Mapping

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Extreme weather makes the news frequently. Locally, South Nation Conservation (SNC) reduces risk to life and damage to property by providing municipalities and residents with advance notice of potential flooding.

Flood forecasting responds to weather events experienced in a watershed and compares them over time. Flood forecasting and warning is also an important response to intense precipitation events.

In addition to flood forecasting, SNC is currently updating and improving floodplain and slope-stability maps for the City of Ottawa contained within SNC’s jurisdiction.

Residents of Russell Invited to Open House on Natural Hazard Mapping

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Extreme weather makes the news frequently. Locally, South Nation Conservation (SNC) reduces risk to life and damage to property by providing municipalities and residents with advance notice of potential flooding.

Flood forecasting responds to weather events experienced in a watershed and compares them over time. Flood forecasting and warning is also an important response to intense
precipitation events.

Watershed Conditions : Water Safety Statement

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Weather Forecast:

A significant weather system is forecasted to cross the province over the weekend and into next week. Environment and Climate Change Canada is forecasting 20-40 mm of rain starting Thursday, December 20th through Friday, December 21st. In addition, above freezing temperatures are forecasted during the day on Thursday and Friday.  

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That’s a Wrap: SNC Looks Back on Productive Year

The past year was anything but dull for South Nation Conservation (SNC) as it continued to work closely with its 16-member municipalities, partners and residents to deliver programs, engage communities, expand its public natural spaces and offer greater recreational opportunities across its 4,384 square-kilometre jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario.

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Make a Difference and Help Protect Your Local Environment in 2019

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Are you passionate about your local environment? Is your New Year’s resolution to get involved in your community?

South Nation Conservation (SNC) is seeking local volunteers who are interested in sitting on committees or helping with a variety of the Conservation’s Authority’s activities across its 4,384 square-km jurisdiction in Eastern Ontario.

Students Take Part in Shield’s Creek Restoration

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Thirty students from Ottawa’s Hillcrest High School were hosted by South Nation Conservation (SNC) in October to work on erosion control projects along Shield’s Creek in Greely.

Through this work, the students were able to complete Specialist High Skills Major certifications towards their high school diplomas. Students helped with erosion control work, planting trees, participated in electrofishing, studied benthic invertebrates, and did water quality testing with Ottawa’s Water Rangers.

SNC Ends Drought Advisory

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) has lifted the 5-month Drought Advisory triggered by a dry spring and summer.

Since July, SNC’s Water Response Team composed of representatives from municipal and provincial government, the agricultural community, and other special interest groups frequently met to discuss the drought conditions and the noted impacts to the community.

SNC Makes a Splash at Local Elementary Schools

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South Nation Conservation (SNC) delivered the eco-education program called Stream of Dreams to nearly 1,000 local elementary students this year.

SNC partnered with Mother Theresa Catholic School in Russell, Roxmore Public School in Avonmore, and Centennial ’67 Public School in Spencerville to teach children about the importance of protecting their local watershed, rivers, and streams.

SNC Leads Way in Low Impact Approaches to Development

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Over 120 regional municipal staff, engineers and Conservation professionals attended a first of its kind Eastern Ontario Training Conference in Ottawa from November 7 to 9 to learn more about the sustainable green infrastructure practice known as Low Impact Development (LID).

LID is a stormwater management strategy that mitigates the impacts of increased runoff in urban areas and stormwater pollution by managing runoff as close to its source as possible.

Drought conditions continue in part of SNC jurisdiction

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Thanks to a wet Fall, South Nation Conservation’s (SNC) Water Response Team has downgraded the low water conditions in the jurisdiction.

In September, the Team issued a moderate (Level 2) drought condition for the Upper South Nation River Region, an area that extends from the South Nation River headwaters in the Augusta Township to the Village of Casselman.  The remainder of the jurisdiction was in a minor (Level 1) drought.