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Flood waters recede in the lower Pontiac

The under-construction Quyon Community Centre sits surrounded by water as the river continued to rise last week. Although the Municipality of Pontiac isn’t out of the woods yet, many residents are breathing a sigh of relief as water levels return to normal.

Chris Lowrey
MUNICIPALITY OF PONTIAC May 16, 2018
Although the spring flood season isn’t over yet, it appears as if this round of potential flooding is starting to abate in the Municipality of Pontiac.
As the water levels have receded, so have some of the worries of municipal staff.
Compared to last year, when municipal workers racked up more than 500 hours of unpaid overtime, it appears that this year won’t be as bad.
Although some sections of the municipality are affected by flooding, it’s nowhere near the severity and scale of last year.
According to Municipality of Pontiac Acting Assistant Director General, Dominic Labrie, the Ottawa River levels have receded since Wednesday’s high-water mark of 59.8 metres above sea level.
As a result of receding waters, the municipality decided there was no need for sand bag distribution over the weekend.

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