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Wednesday, 04 October 2017 11:57

Kawartha Conservation to begin Mariposa Flood Plain Mapping update

October 4, 2017 – Kawartha Conservation staff are launching an 18-month project to update the Mariposa Brook Flood Plain Mapping, last completed in 1990, later this fall.

City of Kawartha Lakes and Conservation Authority staff were informed in June they had been approved for a National Disaster Mitigation Program funding grant towards the $92,000 project.

“This project will serve as an important update to the existing flood plain mapping for the area,” said Mark Majchrowski, Kawartha Conservation CAO. “Ultimately with newer technology and processes we will be able to refine the Mariposa Brook flood plain mapping which will provide added surety in protecting people and their property from flooding events, and will also be used in our planning and permitting activity.”

Richard Holy, Manager of Policy Planning for the City of Kawartha Lakes said once complete, the updated flood plain mapping will help guide land use decisions in the area.

“The City is very pleased to have received the National Disaster Mitigation Program funding from the Federal government to update Mariposa Brook floodplain mapping, and with Kawartha Conservation’s efforts in helping to secure the funding,” he said. “The updated floodplain mapping for this section of the Mariposa Brook will improve our understanding of the brook and better guide land use decisions in this section of Little Britain.”

With improved technology since the mapping was last completed nearly 30 years ago, the data from the updated flood plain mapping will allow the City and Kawartha Conservation to be much more prepared for potential threats.

Kawartha Conservation and City staff both noted the updated flood plain mapping will provide better emergency management and planning information.

Work on the updated Mariposa Brook flood plain mapping is scheduled to begin later in October with the work expected to wrap up by spring, 2019.