LPRCA Updating Flooding and Erosion MappingMay 31, 2019
Tillsonburg, Ontario – May 31, 2019 – The Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) is undertaking two flood hazard mapping projects under the federal National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP). These projects will update and create new riverine flood hazard mapping along 91 km of watercourses and flood & erosion hazard mapping along Lake Erie shoreline in Norfolk County. Accurate mapping is required and critical to minimizing the risk to life and property, supporting flood emergency response, planning for long-term mitigation measures and supporting land use and development planning.
New and updated watercourse flood hazard mapping will focus on the most flood vulnerable communities within the watershed. Communities included in the riverine flood hazard mapping project include Vienna, Port Burwell, Tillsonburg, Norwich, Cultus, Gilbertville, Simcoe, Port Dover, Waterford, Jarvis and Garnett. Public engagement is a critical component of the project and will include two sessions of Public Information Centres (PICs). Further details of the project can be found in the Notice of Commencement (PDF 260KB).
Along the Lake Erie shoreline in Norfolk County, flood & erosion hazard mapping will be updated. There will be opportunity to provide comments and input into this project at the first PIC on June 22, 2019 from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at the St. Williams Community Centre, 80 Queen Street West, St. Williams. Further details of the project and PIC can be found in the Notice of Commencement (PDF 280KB).
To submit a comment or question, receive additional information related to the Projects, or advise of accessibility requirements to participate in the Projects, please contact:
Ben Hodi, M.A.Sc.
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Tel: 519-842-4242 ext. 264