MAY 30, 2019 – Staff from Kawartha Conservation will be hosting an information meeting to present the approved Dunsford Creek Flood Plain Mapping Study on Thursday, June 6, 2019 at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre.
Kawartha Conservation completed the flood plain study for the Dunsford Creek Subwatershed in Dunsford, and the Kawartha Conservation’s Board of Directors approved the flood plain mapping study and corresponding floodline during their regular Board meeting on March 28.
The information meeting on June 6 will be an opportunity for interested residents to see the Board-approved flood plain mapping results, including final 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 approved 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 new flood plain mapping will provide better emergency management and planning information.
The information meeting will begin at 4:30 p.m. at the Bobcaygeon Municipal Service Centre, located at 123 East Street South, Bobcaygeon.