The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority is beginning the process of updating and creating new floodplain mapping along the entire length of the Welland River. An important part of this process is engaging our community, particularly those who live next to the Welland River or are in the study area.
As per Ontario Regulation 155/06 the existing or newly mapped flood lines may or may not impact what you can do on your property.
Four meetings will be held in February to introduce the project and provide a chance for property owners and interested residents to speak with the project team. The presentation at each meeting will be the same.
Living near a river has many advantages, but it also exposes people and properties to certain risks. One of the more serious and common risks is flooding. The impact of floods varies widely, from the minor inconvenience of a wet yard to loss of life.
Managing flood risk starts by identifying the areas of land next to streams and rivers that are flood-prone.
We look forward to seeing you at one of our open houses and working with you as we move through this important project.
Peter Graham, P. Eng. MBA
Director, Watershed Management
WELLAND RIVER FLOODPLAIN MAPPING PROJECT
A comprehensive consultation and engagement process will help keep residents informed and provide an opportunity for participation and feedback. Please share this information with friends and
Town Hall Meetings – Inform Yourself – Ask Questions
Schedule for all meetings: 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, formal presentation at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Chippawa Willoughby Memorial Arena (meeting room)
9000 Sodom Road, Niagara Falls
Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Riverstone Event Centre
414 River Road, Welland
Thursday, February 25, 2016
Caistor Community Centre
1683 Abingdon Road, Caistor Centre, West Lincoln
Monday, February 29, 2016
Wellandport Community Centre
5042 Canborough Road (Reg. Road 63),
Wellandport, West Lincoln