National Disaster Mitigation Program funding to the Province of Ontario: Projects at a glance

Backgrounder

Projects are categorized by stream.


Stream 1 – Risk Assessments

Real-time Flood Risk Prediction & Monitoring for Toronto Ward 11

Total Project Value: $15,600

Federal funding: $7,800; Alice Insights Incorporated funding: $7,800

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will develop an advanced flood monitoring system for the City of Toronto’s Ward 11 through complex mapping, statistical methods and machine learning in order to assess the environmental, economic, health and/or social risks facing the ward over time. It will also provide an advanced real-time monitoring system to inform councilors, citizens and emergency services of the risk associated with precipitation events. Ward 11 is home to 62,620 people and is at high risk of flooding.


Cataraqui Region Flood Risk Assessment and Floodplain Mapping Strategy

Total Project Value: $60,000

Federal funding: $30,000; Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority funding: $30,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will assess flood risk of the numerous watercourses across the Cataraqui region, in both urban and rural environments. The risk assessment will form the basis of a strategy for future Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority floodplain mapping projects to ensure the highest-risk locations and communities are prioritized, increasing community resilience to flooding and enhancing emergency response for these areas.


Municipality of Clarington Emergency Flood Access and Mitigation Study
            Total Project Value: $130,000
            Federal funding: $65,000; Municipality of Clarington funding: $65,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to use the existing models for floodplain mapping in the Municipality of Clarington to identify road crossings that are not passable under the various storm frequencies, as well as areas that are not accessible during a flood or susceptible to erosion/scour. It will also identify mitigation strategies to improve access to these areas.


Lora Bay Risk Assessment

            Total Project Value: $88,450

            Federal funding: $44,225; Town of the Blue Mountains funding: $44,225

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Grey Sauble Conservation Authority will be performing a flood risk assessment for the community of Lora Bay within the Town of the Blue Mountains. The assessment will calculate total affected buildings, total affected roads, damages to building and damages to public infrastructure for each storm event.


Stormwater Management Master Plan

            Total Project Value: $475,000

            Federal funding: $237,500; Town of Lakeshore funding: $237,500

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Town of Lakeshore needs to develop a Stormwater Master Plan to complete a comprehensive review of current municipal storm sewer infrastructure and to analyze storm water capacities. This analysis will identify opportunities for potential enhancements to protect public and private property from flooding, while preserving the natural environment.


Risk Assessment for New Tecumseth

            Total Project Value: $300,000

            Federal funding: $150,000; Town of Tecumseth funding: $150,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to complete a risk assessment for all flood-susceptible areas within the Town of New Tecumseth. This will determine level of risk for areas within New Tecumseth, assess impacts of climate change and assess flood risk mapping and mitigation needs.


Casselman and Russell Weirs Hazard Classification Update

            Total Project Value: $37,954

            Federal funding: $18,977; South Nation Conservation funding: $18,977

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will complete an updated hazard potential classification of the Casselman and Russell weirs.


Dain City Stormwater Risk Assessment

            Total Project Value: $150,000

            Federal funding: $75,000; City of Welland funding: $75,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Dain City Stormwater Risk Assessment project will determine how and to what extent stormwater is infiltrating the sanitary sewer system. It will also determine the properties that are at risk of basement flooding during storm events and areas at risk if a discharge of sewage to the environment occurs. Further analysis will be conducted to evaluate the condition, performance and sizing of the existing storm sewer network.


Welland Stormwater Management Pond Risk Assessment

            Total Project Value: $150,000

            Federal funding: $75,000; City of Welland funding: $75,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Welland Stormwater Management Pond Risk Assessment project will determine how and to what extent the City of Welland's stormwater management ponds may be undersized as a result of climate change.


Town Wide Urban Flood Study

            Total Project Value: $200,000

            Federal funding: $100,000; Town of Whitby funding: $100,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project proposes a hydrologic and hydraulic assessment of existing municipal storm sewers and overland flow routes to assess compliance with the Town of Whitby's current engineering standards and flood conveyance resiliency. It includes an assessment of climate change impacts on the existing system and potential future capital/mitigation expenditure prioritization.


Stream 2 – Flood Mapping


Flood Hazard Mapping – Urban Milton

Total Project Value: $366,000

Federal funding: $183,000; Conservation Halton Funding: $183,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will prepare new floodplain mapping to delineate the limit of the flood hazard associated with the Main tributaries of Sixteen Mile Creek within Urban Milton. This project will determine number and location of flood vulnerable structures/roads, and quantify any spills.


Flood Risk Mapping and Spill Quantification – Morrison Wedgewood Diversion Channel
           
Total Project Value: $100,000
            Federal funding: $50,000; Conservation Halton funding: $50,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to generate new hydrologic and hydraulic models and flood hazard mapping for the Morrison Wedgewood Diversion channel and associated tributaries in Halton Region.


Battlefield Creek & Stoney Creek Flood Plain Mapping Updates

Total Project Value: $107,500

Federal funding: $53,750; Hamilton Conservation Authority funding: $53,750

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The objective of the current study is to update recent mapping studies so that the hydrology, hydraulic and floodplain mapping assessments are consistent with Hamilton Conservation Authority (HCA) Floodplain Mapping (FPM) guidelines. They will be further used to produce updated official floodplain maps for the Battlefield and Stoney Creek areas.


Mosquito Creek Floodplain Mapping Update

Total Project Value: $200,000

Federal funding: $100,000; City of Thunder Bay funding: $100,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update the existing 1984 floodplain mapping on Mosquito Creek, located within the City of Thunder Bay.


Southeast Leamington Graduated Risk Floodplain Mapping

Total Project Value: $215,000

Federal funding: $107,500; Municipality of Leamington funding: $107,500

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


Coastal floodplain maps will be developed for Southeast Leamington with graduated risk zones that account for the current state of the nearshore, shoreline protection, buildings and the 2017 topographic Light Detection and Radar data. Historical wave height and storm surge conditions will be evaluated, along with the potential influence of climate change on future extremes and ice cover on Lake Erie.


Long Point Region Conservation Authority Riverine Floodplain Mapping

Total Project Value: $240,000

Federal funding: $120,000; Long Point Region Conservation Authority funding: $120,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to update riverine flood hazard mapping for high-risk communities within the Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA) watershed. It also aims to update the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) risk assessment for communities along watercourses in the LPRCA watershed for mitigation planning.


Norfolk County Lake Erie Shoreline Hazard Mapping

Total Project Value: $250,000

Federal funding: $125,000; Long Point Region Conservation Authority funding: $29,000; Norfolk County Municipal Government funding: $96,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update flood hazard mapping along the Lake Erie shoreline in Norfolk County. It will also update the NDMP risk assessment for resort communities along the Lake Erie shoreline in Norfolk County in preparation for mitigation planning.


La Vase River & Cooks Creek Floodplain Mapping Update

Total Project Value: $202,500

Federal funding: $101,250; City of North Bay funding: $101,250

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update the existing floodplain mapping on both the La Vase River and Crooks Creek, within the City of North Bay.


Parks Creek & Jessups Creek Floodplain Mapping Update

Total Project Value: $85,000

Federal funding: $42,500; City of North Bay funding: $42,500

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update the existing floodplain mapping of Parks Creek and Jessups Creek, within the City of North Bay.


Wingham and Area Floodplain Mapping Update

Total Project Value: $50,000

Federal funding: $25,000; Corporation of the Township of North Huron funding: $10,900; Municipality of Morris-Turnberry funding: $10,900; Maitland Valley Conservation Authority funding: $3,200

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update the flood mapping for the area of the former Town of Wingham, Lower Town and North Wingham areas (now located in North Huron and Morris-Turnberry Townships) so the municipalities can proceed with floodplain mapping.


Baxter Creek Floodplain Mapping

Total Project Value: $150,000

Federal funding: $75,000; Township of Cavan Monaghan funding: $75,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update and extend the geographic scope of existing floodplain mapping for Baxter Creek, within the Township of Cavan Monaghan. Hazard mapping will also be produced that will inform flood forecasting and warning, and emergency management.


Jackson Creek Floodplain Mapping

Total Project Value: $251,750

Federal funding: $125,875; City of Peterborough funding: $101,260; Township of Cavan Monaghan funding: $9,845; Township of Selwyn funding: $14,770

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update existing outdated floodplain mapping for Jackson Creek within the City of Peterborough and portions of the Townships of Selwyn and Cavan Monaghan. The developed floodlines will be used to inform planning and regulations policies at the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority and the partnering municipalities.


City of Ottawa Floodplain Mapping – Findlay Creek

Total Project Value: $174,046

Federal funding: $87,023; City of Ottawa funding: $60,000; South Nation Conservation funding: $27,023

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will produce floodplain mapping for priority streams in the City of Ottawa, in the Castor River Watershed (Findlay Creek).


United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) Floodplain Mapping – South Indian Creek and the Lavigne Creek Tributary

Total Project Value: $207,980

Federal funding: $103,990; United Counties of Prescott and Russell (UCPR) funding: $100,000; South Nation Conservation funding: $3,900

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will produce floodplain maps for the South Indian Creek and the Lavigne Creek tributary, adjacent to Limoges, Ontario in the United Counties of Prescott and Russell.


St. Clair Region Conservation Authority – Flood Mapping Phase 2

Total Project Value: $310,500

Federal funding: $155,250; County of Kent funding: $31,050; County of Lambton funding: $90,045; County of Middlesex funding: $34,155

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will help St. Clair Region Conservation Authority complete mapping for its entire watershed, building on the floodplain mapping currently being undertaken in City of Sarnia and St. Clair Township. Upgraded mapping will help to more accurately determine floodlines and better identify flood risk and vulnerable areas.


2019 Petticoat Creek Hydrology Update

Total Project Value: $80,000

Federal funding: $40,000; Region of Durham funding: $40,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will provide a complete comprehensive hydrology model update for the Petticoat Creek watershed in the Regional Municipality of Durham (City of Pickering).


Duffins Creek Watershed Floodplain Mapping Update

Total Project Value: $220,000

Federal funding: $110,000; Region of Durham funding: $110,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will complete a comprehensive floodplain mapping update of approximately 73 floodplain map sheets within the municipalities of the City of Pickering, Town of Ajax, Township of Uxbridge, Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville and the City of Markham.


Corbett Creek Floodplain Mapping and Master Drainage Study

Total Project Value: $110,000

Federal funding: $55,000; Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority funding: $25,000; Town of Whitby funding: $30,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will update the 1990 floodplain mapping and develop a master drainage plan for the Corbett Creek Watershed, which has six flood damage centres based on outdated floodplain mapping, and a floodplain Special Policy Area that continues to intensify with urban development.


Stream 3: Mitigation planning


Paris Flood Mitigation Class Environmental Assessment

Total Project Value: $1,080,000

Federal funding: $540,000; County of Brant funding: $540,000

Project Start Date:  April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will be carried out as a Schedule ‘B’ Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) to determine the environmental and other impacts related to dyke improvements within the Town of Paris. This EA process is required in order to make dyke improvements, thus increasing the level of flood protection within the Town of Paris and reducing the negative impacts of larger flood events.  


Flooding Assessment for the Town of Orangeville

Total Project Value: $200,000

Federal funding: $100,000; Credit Valley Conservation Authority funding: $100,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will assess flooding and flood mitigation measures in the Town of Orangeville. The updated modelling will provide the foundation to develop appropriate flood proofing requirements and emergency management plans through redevelopment proposals.


Updated Flood Risk Mitigation Plan for Cooksville Creek

            Total Project Value: $258,750

Federal funding: $129,375; Region of Peel and City of Mississauga funding: $112,500; Credit Valley Conservation Authority funding: $16,875

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project is an update to the 2012 ‘Cooksville Creek Flood Evaluation Master Plan Environmental Assessment (EA)’ flood mitigation plan in the Region of Peel. This update will address gaps in flood mitigation and emergency management identified from floods that occurred post-2012.


Grand River Conservation Authority – New Hamburg Flood Mitigation Study
            Total Project Value: $180,000
            Federal funding: $90,000; Grand River Conservation Authority funding: $90,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will provide deliverables for the Grand River Watershed that include updated floodplain mapping, an estimate of average annual flood damages, a review of potential options to mitigate flood risk and a cost-benefit analysis to determine feasibility of potential options.


Maplehurst Correctional Centre Flood Mitigation Planning

Total Project Value: $281,110
Federal funding: $140,454; Infrastructure Ontario and Solicitor General funding: $132,359; Conservation Halton funding: $8,297

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Maplehurst Correctional Centre Flood Mitigation Planning project in Halton Region will initiate studies to determine options for small-scale structure mitigation measures that could be implemented on the property to reduce/mitigate flood risk impact.


Lighthouse Cove Flood Mitigation Ingress/Egress Project

Total Project Value: $85,000
Federal funding: $42,500; Town of Lakeshore funding: $36,957; Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority funding: $5,543

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This study will develop an understanding of return period water levels resulting from flooding and ice jamming. It will also develop alternative solutions for providing safe ingress/egress for the community of Lighthouse Cove using an overland flow model of the community with different conveyance improvements.


Flood Erosion Hazard Mitigation

Total Project Value: $218,500
Federal funding: $109,250; Greenland Consulting Engineers funding: $60,000; Mattagami Region Conservation Authority funding: $49,250

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Mattagami Region Conservation Authority will use this floodplain mapping to: 1) Identify flood erosion hazard zones; 2) Identify the flood flows at which damages occur; 3) Identify the extent of the erosion flood damages; 4) Develop mapping which identifies high risk flood erosion zones for use in land-use planning; and, 5) Provide a framework for evaluating, and limiting development and infrastructure damages from flood erosion hazards.


Harriston Flood Mitigation Planning Options Analysis and Small-Scale Projects

Total Project Value: $262,500
Federal funding: $130,750; Corporation of the Town of Minto funding: $131,750

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Town of Minto will be proceeding with a master watershed plan and mitigation planning analysis for the North Maitland River Watershed. This project will update the necessary flood mapping needed to complete the plan to better assess the flood risk areas and determine options for mitigating flood risks/impacts.


Township of Pelee Shoreline Protection Mitigation Plan

Total Project Value: $100,000
Federal funding: $50,000; Township of Pelee funding: $50,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This risk assessment will identify areas of shoreline that should be mitigated and their priority for upgrading. This project is intended to identify mitigation goals and the objectives/strategies required to address the flood risks by identifying the key activities and developing a project plan that will be required to accomplish those objectives and meet the stated mitigation goals.


Oldcastle Storm Water Master Plan

Total Project Value: $450,000
Federal funding: $180,000; Town of Tecumseh funding: $270,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will assess minor system drainage constraints, as well as existing flood risks and vulnerabilities associated with major storm events. With a clear understanding of the flood risks, the project objective is then to evaluate flood mitigation measures.


Flood Access and Egress – Study McIntyre and Neebing Rivers, McVicar and Pennock Creeks

Total Project Value: $115,000
Federal funding: $57,500; City of Thunder Bay funding: $56,000; Lakehead Region Conservation Authority funding: $1,500

            Project Start Date: April 2, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will conduct a study to determine the most appropriate and cost-effective mitigation measures to meet provincial requirements for safe access and egress for bridges, roads and culverts that over-top during regional flood events. The proposed project will focus on the McIntyre River, Neebing River, McVicar Creek and Pennock Creek areas of the City of Thunder Bay.


Black Creek at Rockcliffe Detailed Design and Implementation Study

Total Project Value: $400,000
Federal funding: $200,000; City of Toronto funding: $200,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will complete a feasibility study for the Rockcliffe area within the City of

Toronto that will provide direction for the Toronto Region Conservation Authority and City of Toronto to collaborate and allocate their combined resources toward completion of a thorough Environmental Assessment process and proceed towards design and implementation of the best flood remediation strategy for the community.


Pickering and Ajax Flood Control Dyke Restoration Environmental Assessment

Total Project Value: $500,000
Federal funding: $250,000; Region of Durham funding: $250,000

            Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will undertake a Conservation Authorities Class Environmental Assessment (EA) process to develop a preferred dyke restoration strategy for two flood protection dykes, located in the City of Pickering and Town of Ajax within Durham Region.


Stream 4: Investment in non-structural or small-scale structural mitigation


Concession Road 7 Bridge over the Nottawasaga River - Embankment Stabilization

Total Project Value: $190,000

Federal funding: $95,000; Township of Adjala-Tosorontio funding: $95,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will identify and implement mitigation activities to address the loss of embankment stability resulting from high flow events at the Concession 7 Bridge over the Nottawasaga River.


Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority Flood Warning Network Enhancement

Total Project Value: $82,274

Federal funding: $41,137; Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority funding: $41,137

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority owns and operates rain and streamflow gauging stations around flood damage centres as part of a Flood Warning Network. This project will help expand the existing network to include identified flood damage centres that are currently underrepresented in terms of monitoring data through new station creation and existing station enhancements.


Leitch MacLennan Drain at East Ridge Drive Culvert Replacement

Total Project Value: $550,000

Federal funding: $275,000; City of Cornwall funding: $275,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will include the complete replacement of the existing culvert used in the Leitch MacLennan Drain in the City of Cornwall with a concrete box culvert. The concrete box culvert will have a longer lifespan and increased capacity, which will reduce the risk of flooding within the area.


Halton Region Severe Weather Impact Model

Total Project Value: $300,000

Federal funding: $150,000; Halton Region funding: $150,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will develop the digital mapping model for the Aldershot community within the City of Burlington, which is known to be at higher risk of riverine flooding.


Saltfleet Flood and Erosion Control Wetland Mitigation Project

Total Project Value: $210,000

Federal funding: $100,000; City of Hamilton funding: $10,000; Hamilton Conservation Authority funding: $27,000; Hamilton Conservation Foundation funding: $40,000; Ontario Greenbelt Foundation funding: $30,000; Ducks Unlimited Canada funding: $3,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The overall project will establish four wetlands in Upper Stoney Creek and Upper Battlefield Creek watersheds. The main outcome is the significant reduction of existing flooding in Lower Stoney Creek and Battlefield Creek. The constructed wetlands will also reduce existing erosion problems in these watercourses, as well as create more stable baseflow conditions.


Wetland Enhanced Partnership within the Lake Simcoe Basin to Eliminate Chronic Community Flooding

Total Project Value:  $862,300

Federal funding: $431,250; Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority funding: $371,250; Greenland Consulting Engineers funding: $60,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The project includes a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA), public consultation and stakeholder partnership design process to advance a strategic wetland enhancement (green infrastructure) and a flood mitigation solution.


Port Bruce Harbour Flood Mitigation Project

Total Project Value: $1,940,200

Federal funding: $970,100; Township of Malahide funding: $970,100

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The project will help fund repairs to the municipal infrastructure used in management of ice jam-related flooding in the town of Port Bruce, Ontario. This rehabilitation will greatly reduce the vulnerability of the community to the negative impacts of recurring ice jam-related flooding including adverse events related to climate change.


Town of Newmarket – Corporate Risk Scan

Total Project Value: $40,000

Federal funding: $20,000; Municipality of the Town of Newmarket funding: $20,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will complete a Corporate Risk Scan by identifying and prioritizing the potential climate change risks and associated hazards (ex. flooding) to the Town of

Newmarket's corporate assets, people and environment through education workshops.


Flood Forecasting and Warning System Strategic Design and Tactical Plan

Total Project Value: $57,500

Federal funding: $28,750; Otonabee Region Conservation Authority funding: $28,750

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The proposed project will assess Otonabee Region Conservation Authority's existing Flood Forecasting and Warning system and then use the resultant information to develop a strategic design and tactical plan. The project will set out requirements for the development, operation and maintenance of a repository to collect, store and manage past hydrometeorological and flood event data.


Hydrometric Monitoring Network Optimization for Flood Forecasting

Total Project Value: $40,125

Federal funding: $20,000; Otonabee Region Conservation Authority funding: $20,125

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to facilitate the optimization of the Otonabee Region Conservation Authority's Hydrometric Monitoring Network by integrating the three hydrometric gauges into the Canada/Ontario network and decommissioning the two Water Survey of Canada operating stations.


City of Ottawa Emergency Management Toolkit

Total Project Value: $157,820

Federal funding: $78,910; City of Ottawa funding: $44,997; South Nation Conservation funding: $33,913

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


South Nation Conservation, with the support of the City of Ottawa, is completing the 100-year floodplain mapping for major tributaries and rivers within the City on a five-year cycle. This project proposes to 1) delineate additional flood lines for the 5, 25, 50 and 350-year floods, and 2) develop a Flood Forecasting and Warning tool using a 3D Digital Watershed Model powered by real-time data.


Flood Mitigation Measures for Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal Water Treatment Plant

Total Project Value: $84,300

Federal funding: $41,750; Township of Edwardsburgh Cardinal funding: $42,550

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


Through this project, the Township of Edwardsburgh/Cardinal aims to construct a designed retaining wall/seawall along the St. Lawrence River to mitigate flood risk and impact to the municipal water treatment plant. The wall would act as a permanent flood control barrier to enhance the resiliency of the community against future flooding events and allow the continued supply of municipal water supply for the approximately 1,551 persons who rely on the municipal water service.


Mitigating Flood Risk at the Chesterville Dam

Total Project Value: $400,202

Federal funding: $200,059; South Nation Conservation funding: $200,143

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to modernize the Chesterville Dam within the Township of North Dundas and includes the following 5 components: 1) Converting the current electrical system from delta grounding to the more safe, current standard; 2) Addressing the control-house deficiencies in order to operate the generator; 3) Inspecting the 40 year old automatic gate heating system; 4) Repairing the concrete deficiencies noted in the 2016 engineers report; 5) A geotechnical investigation of the Chesterville Dam embankments as recommended in the Dam Safety Review.


Rehabilitation of the Romeo Arch Trunk Storm Sewer

Total Project Value: $581,900

Federal funding: $290,950; City of Stratford funding: $290,950

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to rehabilitate a 110m section of the poured-in-place concrete Romeo arch trunk storm sewer that was constructed in 1910 in the City of Stratford. Rehabilitation will require structural evaluation and design to rehabilitate the sewer. This trunk sewer serves approximately 1450 residential, commercial and industrial upstream addresses.


2019 Flood Forecasting and Warning Decision Support System Implementation

Total Project Value: $150,000

Federal funding: $75,000; Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) funding: $75,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to implement a Flood Forecasting and Warning Decision Support System as per the recommendations of a work plan completed in 2018. This work plan identified best practices for computational hardware, hydrologic and hydraulic modelling platforms, weather forecasting systems and stream/rainfall gauge network density.


Flood Emergency Management Plan

Total Project Value: $100,000

Federal funding: $50,000; City of Toronto funding: $50,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project will involve preparing a comprehensive flood emergency management plan for the flood vulnerable areas located within Toronto and Region Conservation Authority's jurisdiction.


Flood Forecasting and Warning Hydrometric Network Modernization (Phase 2)

Total Project Value: $200,000

Federal funding: $100,000; Upper Thames Conservation Authority funding: $100,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project aims to develop rating curves for water level gauges in the Thames Watershed, as well as update outdated equipment used in the hydrometric network. An evaluation of the stream/rain gauge network will also be conducted, and an ongoing maintenance program will be developed.


Focus on Flooding and Reducing the Impacts of Stormwater in the Upper Thames Watershed – Phase 2

Total Project Value: $162,800

Federal funding: $81,400; Upper Thames Conservation Authority funding: $76,900; City of London funding: $1,300; Conservation Ontario funding: $700; London District Catholic School Board funding: $500; Thames Valley District School Board: $2,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This project serves as Phase 2 in flood mitigation work in the Upper Thames Watershed. It will build on the progress and successes of the first phases of both the Focus on Flooding Education and Awareness Program and the Reducing Impacts of Stormwater - Green Infrastructure Promotion Program and allow for the development of additional components and extended delivery of both programs to students and the residents of high risk communities.


South Western Ontario Flood Forecasting Database Support and Enhancement (Phase 3)

Total Project Value: $400,000

Federal funding: $200,000; Upper Thames Conservation Authority funding: $200,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


This is the third phase of Southwestern Ontario WISKI Hub project, which will enhance reporting and publication of information, and provide user support for hub members on the shared environmental database for Southwestern Ontario conservation authorities. This hub stores time series data, including water levels, water discharges, rating curves, rain, snow, and air temperature for improving flood forecasting, warning systems, and modeling.


Greening Your Neighbourhoods Waterloo Region

Total Project Value: $51,375

Federal funding: $25,500; City of Cambridge funding: $2,500; City of Kitchener funding: $2,500; City of Waterloo funding: $2,500; Regional Municipality of Waterloo funding: $15,000

Project Start Date: April 1, 2019 (1-year project)


The Greening Your Neighbourhood Workshop is a vehicle to gather ideas and feedback from local residents and stakeholders on priority actions that could help to reduce stormwater runoff within their neighbourhood. The goal is to mitigate flood risks associated with increasingly intense precipitation events through uptake of green stormwater infrastructure. Each of the municipalities of Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge has identified neighbourhoods in low-lying areas that are at increased risk of flooding during storm events. The public education and engagement with these populations will seek to encourage community-led projects, including lot level actions that will improve their resiliency to flooding.


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