Notice of Public Information Centre 2: Long Point Region Conservation Authority Floodplain Mapping & Risk Assessment

Long Point Region Conservation Authority’s (LPRCA) project to update riverine floodplain mapping in flood-vulnerable communities within its watershed is approaching completion.

Accurate and up-to-date floodplain mapping is required to support land use planning and permitting decisions, flood related emergency response, and mitigation planning in at-risk communities. Current floodplain mapping within the study area was prepared in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This project will also update municipal risk assessment information for riverine flooding, inventorying at-risk infrastructure and estimating damage potential. This project is on track to be completed in early 2020.

An initial round of Public Information Centres (PIC1) to share project information and receive public feedback were held on November 26, 27 and 28, 2019. With the bulk of the project’s technical work now complete, a second set of PICs are scheduled at the following locations:

DateLocationPIC Study Area
Wed., Feb. 19, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Vienna Community Centre,
26 Fulton Street, Vienna
Port Burwell, Vienna
Wed., Feb. 26, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Long Point Region Conservation Authority,
4 Elm Street, Tillsonburg
Tillsonburg, Norwich
Thurs., Feb. 27, 2020
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Simcoe Recreation Centre, Norfolk Room,
182 South Drive, Simcoe
Cultus, Gilbertville, Waterford, Simcoe, Port Dover, Jarvis, Garnet

Landowners and members of the public are invited to attend the PICs and contribute their knowledge of local conditions and learn about the findings of the project. The PICs will have an open house format with no formal presentations and will feature draft maps showing updated floodplain information. Staff from LPRCA, Wood Earth and Environmental, and the study area’s associated Municipalities will be available to answer questions relating to the project.

The scope of this project is limited to floodplain mapping in flood-vulnerable communities within the LPRCA watershed. Updates to policies and plans are not included in the scope of this project. Further details on where the floodplain mapping is being completed can be found online at bit.ly/LPRCAfloodplain.

Public consultation requirements for any resulting amendments to the regulated area of Ontario Regulation 178/06 made under the Conservation Authorities Act will be met by the PICs. Comments and input that you provide about this project at the PIC will be maintained on file for use during the study and may be included in study documentation.

If you have questions or specific comments related to this study, please contact either of the following:

Ben Hodi, M.A.Sc.

Project Manager

Long Point Region Conservation Authority

Tel: 519-842-4242 ext. 264

Email: bhodi@lprca.on.ca

Matt Senior, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Consultant Project Manager

Wood, Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
Tel: 905-335-2353 ext. 3080
Email:  matt.senior@woodplc.com


All information collected will be used in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. RSO, 1990, c.F.31. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.

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