Flood Talks: Durham

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Concerned about high water levels in Lake Ontario?

With flooding and erosion occurring more often many of us have questions and concerns about why this is happening. Join us for a discussion on January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Audley Recreation Centre, Banquet Hall. All Durham residents are welcome to attend.

As a community, we will talk about some of the contributors to these events, if you have experienced flooding or noticed erosion in your community and if you know what to do if you are impacted!

Topics:

  • Plan 2014 and impacts on Lake Ontario
  • Erosion and flooding risks
  • Emergency preparedness strategies

Agenda:

6 p.m. - Welcome & Program begins

6:10 p.m. - Understanding Plan 2014 and how it impacts the Lake Ontario Shoreline - Sarah Delicate, United Shoreline Ontario

6:55 p.m. - Exploring the 2020 Flood Forecast - Bernie Gigas, Professional Engineer (New York)

7:15 p.m. - Clarington’s 2019 Flood Response Best Practices – Clarington Fire/Works Dept

7:30 p.m. - Conservation Authority Roles in Flood Management - Perry Sisson, Director of Engineering and Field Operations, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA)

7:45 p.m. - Emergency Flood Preparedness - James Kilgour, Director of Emergency Management, Region of Durham

8 - 8:30 p.m. - Public Q&A, open discussion

Stay tuned for further updates.


Concerned about high water levels in Lake Ontario?

With flooding and erosion occurring more often many of us have questions and concerns about why this is happening. Join us for a discussion on January 30, 6-8:30 p.m., at the Audley Recreation Centre, Banquet Hall. All Durham residents are welcome to attend.

As a community, we will talk about some of the contributors to these events, if you have experienced flooding or noticed erosion in your community and if you know what to do if you are impacted!

Topics:

  • Plan 2014 and impacts on Lake Ontario
  • Erosion and flooding risks
  • Emergency preparedness strategies

Agenda:

6 p.m. - Welcome & Program begins

6:10 p.m. - Understanding Plan 2014 and how it impacts the Lake Ontario Shoreline - Sarah Delicate, United Shoreline Ontario

6:55 p.m. - Exploring the 2020 Flood Forecast - Bernie Gigas, Professional Engineer (New York)

7:15 p.m. - Clarington’s 2019 Flood Response Best Practices – Clarington Fire/Works Dept

7:30 p.m. - Conservation Authority Roles in Flood Management - Perry Sisson, Director of Engineering and Field Operations, Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA)

7:45 p.m. - Emergency Flood Preparedness - James Kilgour, Director of Emergency Management, Region of Durham

8 - 8:30 p.m. - Public Q&A, open discussion

Stay tuned for further updates.

Please add your question/comment about the Flood Talks: Durham here!

Q&A

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    Can't make the meeting at the ARC. Lake Ont level is controlled by two things, Moses Dam and Plan 2014. Ontario has been flooding since the implementation of Plan 2014. Coincidence? Adjust Plan 2014 or revert to previous plan which did not cause this kind of flooding for 50 years. This flooding every spring must be fixed ASAP. See & please read link. http://www.canadianyachting.ca/lifestyle/environment2/5343-news-week-readers-sound-the-alarm-on-rising-great-lakes-water-levels?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=4836167&utm_campaign=2019-11-21%2010:10:00

    DonB asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your comment. We share your concern about flooding and high water levels in Lake Ontario. 

    If you can't make it to ARC next Thursday, we will be live streaming on our Facebook page - facebook.com/myajax. The video will be retained to view later as well. 

    ^RM