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LPRCA to host Public Information Centres on Hazard Mapping and Risk Assessment project

October 14, 2019

Upcoming sessions will share project information and gather feedback

Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA), in partnership with local municipalities, has initiated a project to update and create new flood hazard mapping, with a focus on flood-vulnerable communities in the Long Point Region watershed. The project also involves taking inventory of at-risk infrastructure and estimating damage potential to update municipal risk assessment information.

Flood hazard mapping identifies regions that are particularly prone to flooding and erosion, data that helps with land use planning and permitting decisions, flood-related emergency response and mitigation planning. These maps are created using computer modeling and information gathered in the field. The project will be completed by early 2020.

To answer questions about the project, share project information, receive feedback and gather public knowledge of local conditions, LPRCA will be hosting Public Information Centres (PICs). An initial set of PICs will be held to introduce the project and receive feedback, with a second round of PICs held towards the end of the project where results and draft hazard maps will be shared.

The PICs will focus primarily on their respective study areas and will not have formal presentations, instead taking an open house format with staff from LPRCA, local municipalities and Wood, Environment & Infrastructure Solutions present to answer questions.

The PIC dates and locations are as follows:


WHEN: Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. WHERE: LPRCA Administration Office, 4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg STUDY AREAS: Tillsonburg, Norwich


WHEN: Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. WHERE: Simcoe Recreation Centre, Norfolk Room, 182 South Drive, Simcoe STUDY AREAS: Cultus, Gilbertville, Waterford, Simcoe, Port Dover, Jarvis, Garnet


WHEN: Thursday, November 28, 2019 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. WHERE: Vienna Community Centre, 26 Fulton Street, Vienna STUDY AREAS: Port Burwell, Vienna