Water Safety Statement: Ottawa River – Arnprior to Hawkesbury

07-Jun-2019 07-Jun-2019

Weather Forecast:
Rainfall of 20 to 30 mm is possible on Monday, June 10, 2019.

Environmental Conditions:
Water levels along the lower Ottawa River from Gatineau to the Grenville/Hawkesbury area will continue to decline in the coming weeks.

Water levels and flows are still high, but no additional increase in water levels is expected.

Residents in flood-prone areas are encouraged to closely monitor conditions and take necessary actions. 

Residents are advised to stay away from watercourses where flows are high and where banks might be unstable. Parents are encouraged to explain dangers to children.

Updates to all projections will continue to be provided as they become available.

This statement is in effect until Monday, June 24, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

South Nation Conservation (SNC) and its Ottawa partners, the Rideau Valley and Mississippi Valley Conservation Authorities, monitor the water levels and weather forecasts with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry as part of the Flood Forecasting and Warning Program. Updates are provided as conditions change.

The Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board will be reassessing forecast conditions and providing hydrological condition updates on its website daily at

Please visit for more information. To provide feedback with respect to changes in water related conditions please email, post on our Facebook (/SouthNationConservation) or Twitter (@SouthNationCA).

For more information regarding the Ottawa River, visit

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Omar Kana’n, SNC Water Resources Specialist - Engineering, 613-551-9057,

FOR MEDIA INQUIRIES: Taylor Campbell, SNC Communications Specialist,
613-984-2948, ext. 296,

FORWARDED TO: All Flood Forecasting and Warning Directory