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Media Release: Town of Deep River Monitoring Ottawa River levels

THE TOWN OF DEEP RIVER MUNICIPAL EMERGENECY CONTROL GROUP CONVENED TUESDAY MAY 7TH, 2019 TO DISCUSS LOCAL IMPACTS OF HIGH WATER LEVELS ON THE OTTAWA RIVER

DEEP RIVER, ONTARIO - The Emergency Control Group is closely monitoring the water level of the Ottawa River. Given the forecast from the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board and the current level of the Ottawa River, the Control Group has established a plan to deal with local impacts of the Ottawa River’s rising water level.

Deep River's Public Works, Police and Fire crews have been closely monitoring properties along the Ottawa River and offering assistance to residents. Mayor Sue D’Eon stated “Residents have been grateful for the presence and help offered by volunteers and Town staff. The efforts of everyone to help is greatly appreciated”. Deep River residents along the Ottawa River impacted by flooding may call Town Hall at 613-584-2000, or for public works related emergencies after hours and on weekends at 1-800-342-6442.  

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA), operators of Deep River’s water and sewage treatment plants, reported that the level of the Ottawa River has risen significantly in the past 24 hours. OCWA’s staff is monitoring the situation 24/7. There is a concern that if water levels continue to rise, operators, with MOE approval, must adjust the secondary treatment process. OCWA has obtained a temporary permit from the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks should the adjustment be required.

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For further information, please contact:

Sue D’Eon                                                    Simon Tomlinson

Mayor                                                             CEMC

613-584-2000 extension 130                     613-584-2000 extension 105

sdeon@deepriver.ca                                   stomlinson@deepriver.ca

The Corporation of the Town of Deep River
100 Deep River Road
P.O. Box 400
Deep River, ON K0J 1P0

Phone: 613-584-2000
Fax: 613-584-3237
Email: Town E-Mail