Watershed Management (Update)
The Spring of 2019 brought river levels even higher than in 2017. Damage claims are still being processed by the provincial government and the city is working on plans for how to protect each Gatineau neighbourhood in the event of future floods.
To promote more rigorous management of construction activities in known flood zones, the Québec government had issued a decree establishing a special intervention zone (ZIS). The ZIS imposes special rules that supercede existing muncipal zoning and by-laws.
To know more about the ZIS, or to find ways to help victims and to stay updated on the situation, I encourage you to visit the Gatineau website.
Thank you to all volunteers for their brains and brawn during these challenging times!