Tuesday, 7 August 2012

Did You Hear About the Floodplains and the Flood Hot Spots?

In case you missed it, the Spectator has recently reported about the City's plans to remap the creek floodplain and digitally map Hamilton's flooding hot spots. Check out the articles below to learn more!  

A Wave of Concern About New Area Maps (August 2, 2012)

The conservation authority will remap the floodplain of creeks across Hamilton, an exercise that could have implications for existing homes and new development across the city.
The $500,000 project is expected to take at least five years and will re-examine flood lines — the flooding high-water mark during major storms — for Hamilton’s creeks and smaller tributaries, including Red Hill, Battlefield and Spencer.

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City to Make Map Flooding Hot Spots (August 3, 2012) 

The city is digitally mapping about 900 flooding “hot spots” across the city that crews inspect in advance of a big storm. The city is assigning GIS co-ordinates for each hot spot to allow for easier tracking and trend-spotting, but the map won’t be available to the public online.

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