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Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority

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Two muskoka chairs on a dock facing Lake Simcoe.Readying our Rescuers 

flood-inundation-mapping.jpgThis year we completed flood inundation mapping for several subwatersheds within the watershed: East and West Holland River, Lake Simcoe shoreline, South Barrie and Innisfil watercourses. 

Flood inundation mapping goes beyond the regulation flood mapping that we use to guide development within regulated areas of the watershed. Inundation mapping provides scenarios for municipal and emergency responders, so that they can estimate locations of flooding and respond more quickly in the event of a flood situation. 

Collaboration on Flood Risk Areas 

Two LSRCA staff members, Melinda Bessey and Ashlea Brown, have spent the past year participating on a technical advisory committee for Natural Resources Canada, which is developing a Federal Land Use Guide for Flood Risk Areas. The committee includes representatives from all over Canada, each with experience related to planning and land use in flood risk areas. It has been encouraging to learn through this process that Ontario is leading the way in managing flood risk.