Info session Feb. 12 to update floodplain maps, prevent flooding along Consecon Lake

Consecon Lake – Screengrab via Google Maps

Quinte Conservation is updating the floodplain maps along Consecon Lake to reflect changes in the watershed over the past four decades. Interested constituents can attend a Public Information Centre (PIC) on Monday, Feb. 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Consecon United Church (244 Mill Street, Consecon).

Quinte Conservation will use current land use and climate data, and improved technology to update the 1981 mapping. Their goal is to protect people and property from flooding through their flood forecasting and warning program and Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act.

Updates to floodplain mapping can result in:

  • reduced effort, cost, and time for application application review in flood prone areas without accurate mapping
  • reduced studies in that a proponent must undertake before development
  • increased accuracy of regulatory flood lines
  • increased accuracy of flood lines for different flood events, which can be used to identify flood prone properties and municipal infrastructure for notification, inspection, and/or evacuation during a flood
  • models that can be used for other studies
  • data that can be used to support municipal road and sewer improvement projects, natural heritage mapping for municipal plans, and more.

Event details can be viewed here. If you would like to share your questions in advance of the event, please email csinclair@quinteconservation.ca

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