July 12, 2018 – Staff from the City of Kawartha Lakes and Kawartha Conservation will be hosting a Public Information Session (PIC) on the Dunsford Creek Flood Plain Mapping Study on Wednesday, July 25 at 5:30 p.m.
Kawartha Conservation is in the final stages of completing a flood plain study for the Dunsford Creek Subwatershed in Dunsford and the meeting will be an opportunity to present the draft flood plain mapping results, including the draft regulated flood lines.
The flood plain mapping results were developed using Lidar to conduct the mapping portion of the project.
Lidar is a surveying method that measures distance to a target by illuminating the target with pulsed laser light and measuring the reflected pulses with a sensor. Differences in laser return times and wavelengths can then be used to make digital 3-D representations of the target.
“Using Lidar technology provides us with an accurate and comprehensive look at what happens in certain watershed events,” explained Flood Plain GIS/Mapping Technician Galen Yerex. “Whether it is severe storms with lots of precipitation over short periods, or longer periods of moisture, as well as the impact of putting structures into the flow of water, the draft Dunsford Creek Flood Plain Mapping Study gives area residents a really good understanding of the boundaries and the impacts.”
Kawartha Conservation and City staff both noted the updated flood plain mapping will provide better emergency management and planning information.
The Public Information Session will begin at 5:30 p.m. at the Dunsford Community Centre, at 26 Community Centre Road. A formal presentation will begin at 5:45 p.m.