Increased water levels pose no risk of flooding, says Ottawa River Regulation Secretariat

Julien St-Jean

Mansfield et pontefract July 22, 2021

Connie Mayhew and her family were at their home in Ottawa when they received a call from their cottage’s neighbour, who told them that their dock had begun to float away down the Ottawa River. 

Sudden increases to the Lac Coulonge area of the Ottawa River water levels on July 17 and 18 caused the dock, which was set for much lower levels, to float away. Thankfully, Mayhew’s neighbours strapped the dock down before it drifted downriver. 

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