Public Invited to Open House on Natural Hazard Mapping Updates along South Indian and Lavigne Creeks

14-Feb-2020 14-Feb-2020

South Nation Conservation (SNC) invites residents from Nation Municipality, Russell Township, the City of Clarence-Rockland and the City of Ottawa to attend a public open house on Wednesday, March 11th at the Limoges Annexe from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm to view and comment on updated natural hazard maps along the South Indian and Lavigne Creeks.

New floodplain and erosion hazard maps were developed for the following areas of the South Indian Creek: Russell Township from Herbert Street to Limoges Road; Nation Municipality from Highway 417 to Indian Creek Road; City of Ottawa between Saumure Road and Indian Creek Road; and the City of Clarence-Rockland between Indian Creek Road and Drouin Road.

Updated natural hazard maps also include areas along the Lavigne Creek in Nation Municipality, from Savage Street to Limoges Road.

Natural hazard maps are used by municipalities, the United Counties of Prescott and Russell, and SNC when updating official plans and zoning schedules, and in reviewing development applications to protect people and property from natural hazards and guide sustainable development. SNC updates these maps on behalf of its partner municipalities, when requested.

“The ultimate goal of the mapping is to help ensure safe development,” said Sandra Mancini, SNC’s Engineering Lead. “It’s all about keeping people and property safe.”

Residents will have the opportunity to sit down one-on-one with SNC staff at the open house to review the new natural hazard maps and ask questions. Residents with affected property received letters from SNC before the mapping work began, and again this week to invite them to the open house.

“We are particularly interested in historical information that residents may be able to provide for these watercourses,” said Mancini. “Feel free to bring along photos, news clippings, and anecdotal stories to compare to the maps,” she added.

SNC also works closely with its partner municipalities to help provide advance notice of flooding to reduce risk to life and property damage through the Flood Forecasting and
Warning Program.

The public open house for updated natural hazard maps along the South Indian and Lavigne Creeks will be taking place from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm on Wednesday, March 11th at the Limoges Annexe (139 Mabel Street, Limoges).

For more information, please visit or call 1-877-984-2948.