Warm trend and heavy rain: Water levels in Lake Saint-Louis being monitored
The City of Pointe-Claire would like to inform residents of flooding risks in some areas in the next few days due to rising temperatures, melting snow, and heavy rain until tomorrow evening.
The Inspection – Public Security team at the City is constantly monitoring the water level in Lake Saint-Louis, and all equipment is ready to be used if needed.
According to data from the Government of Québec, the water level in Lake Saint-Louis reached 21.7 metres at 5 a.m. this morning. The flooding level is 22.45 metres.
To track changes in the water level in Lake Saint-Louis, visit the following Government of Québec site: https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/tableau-station.php?id=02OA039 (in French only)
To track changes in bodies of water that are being monitored due to flooding risks: https://geoegl.msp.gouv.qc.ca/adnv2/ (in French only)
Over the past several weeks, the Inspection – Public Security team at the City has gone door-to-door and visited seventy homeowners whose properties are within an area that is likely to be affected by high water levels. Thirty or so residents attended an information session last Thursday and learned about the current overall situation, since the water level of Lake Saint-Louis is already higher than usual for this time of the year.
Last spring, over 900 sandbags were placed along Lake Saint-Louis and near properties to limit the impact of the floods.
Depending on how the situation changes, residents can contact Inspection – Public Security at any time (24 hours a day, 7 days a week): 514-630-1234, firstname.lastname@example.org.