Cataraqui Conservation will be hosting an online public information session for residents to learn more about new floodplain hazard mapping for the Buells and Butlers Creek systems within the City of Brockville.
Cataraqui Conservation and the City of Brockville acquired funding in 2019 from the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) to update the 1996 regulatory floodplain limit mapping for Buells and Butlers Creeks that flow through the City of Brockville and into the St. Lawrence River. The update looked at changes in the watershed over the last 20 years, including changes to creek crossings, drainage areas, hard surfaces, and storage that is part of the system, as well as the consideration for changing climate conditions. Floodplain mapping or natural hazard maps are used by municipalities and Cataraqui Conservation when updating official plans and zoning schedules, and in reviewing development applications to protect people and property from natural hazards and guide sustainable development activities.
Working with successful proponent AHYDTECH Geomorphic on modelling and data collection, draft updated floodplain mapping for the Buells and Butlers Creek systems are now complete. The online information session will include an overview presentation from AHYDTECH of the new floodplain mapping and a question-and-answer session with Cataraqui Conservation staff. Information and draft maps are posted on the Cataraqui Conservation website - https://cataraquiconservation.ca/pages/open-house to view before the open house. If you have questions you would like addressed during the open house, please submit them to staff on or before May 13, 2021 at https://cataraquiconservation.ca/pages/open-house.
Open House Details
Date & Time: Monday May 17, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.
Location: virtual via Microsoft Teams. Registration is required, visit https://cataraquiconservation.ca/pages/open-house to register.