The water is projected to continue rising for the next few days. In particular, kids and pets may not be as cautious as needed around water that is very cold and very fast moving. The safest course of action is to avoid the area until the flooding abates. Please check the websites listed below to stay updated on spring flooding:
- Spring Flooding 2023, City of Ottawa: https://ottawa.ca/en/health-and-public-safety/emergency-preparedness/spring-flooding-2023 The site contains a wealth of information for those who are or might be affected by flooding, and current status.
- Pathway Closure Map from the NCC website: https://ncc-ccn.maps.arcgis.com/apps/View/index.html?appid=b0f7f6078759493682071331ab606922
Note that the water is about a foot (30cm) below the storm drain grate at the corner of Keyworth and Pontiac, as of May 1. Hope it won’t get as bad as 2019…