The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Flooding in the Nottawas​​aga Watershed

Current Flood Status

​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Flood Status
Normal

​Flooding is one of the leading causes of public emergency in the Ontario.

A flood happens when water flows into an area that is normally dry. NVCA is part of a system that manages flooding from ri​vers and streams in the Nottawasaga Watershed. Some areas that are the most susceptible to flooding in the watershed include: Angus, Stayner, Creemore, Alliston, Beeton, Wasaga Beach, and Collingwood.

As we experience climate change and increased development, we will experience more intense storms and year-round flooding threats. Even if you’re outside of an area at risk of flooding, it’s important to be ready for flooding. Learn how to be prepared here. ​

Know your risks

​Understanding your flood risk is the first step in safeguarding your home.

Through floodplain mapping, flood studies and historical information, NVCA has determined the following communities are most at risk of flooding in the Nottawasaga Watershed: Angus, Stayner, Creemore, Alliston, Beeton, Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.

But floods can happen when you’re least expecting it. Some areas may not have flooded for decades, but with the right combination of heavy or prolonged rain, snow melt, elevated stream flow, ice/debris jams, soil moisture and other factors, properties and lives are suddenly at risk.

It is crucial to be prepared and have the right information in order to respond to a flood.

To find out if you are at risk of flooding, contact NVCA at 705-424-1479 or flood@nvca.on.ca

Floo​d Insurance

Do you have questions about flood insurance? Contact your insurance representative or visit Insurance Bureau of Canada for more information​.

Be prepared

​Understanding your flood risk is the first step in safeguarding your home.

Through floodplain mapping, flood studies and historical information, NVCA has determined the following communities are most at risk of flooding in the Nottawasaga Watershed: Angus, Stayner, Creemore, Alliston, Beeton, Wasaga Beach and Collingwood.

But floods can happen when you’re least expecting it. Some areas may not have flooded for decades, but with the right combination of heavy or prolonged rain, snow melt, elevated stream flow, ice/debris jams, soil moisture and other factors, properties and lives are suddenly at risk.

It is crucial to be prepared and have the right information in order to respond to a flood.

To find out if you are at risk of flooding, contact NVCA at 705-424-1479 or flood@nvca.on.ca

Floo​d Insurance

Do you have questions about flood insurance? Contact your insurance representative or visit Insurance Bureau of Canada for more information​.

Who should you contact during a flood?
If you are in danger, call 911 immediately. 
If you are not in danger, contact your local municipality
Visit NVCA and your municipality’s website for flood updates and road closures.
Stay informed
If you are in danger, call 911 immediately. 
If you are not in danger, contact your local municipality
Visit NVCA and your municipality’s website for flood updates and road closures.
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