2024 Floodplain Mapping PICS

January 11, 2024


Quinte Conservation is hosting Public Information Centres (PICs) for four of its Flood Hazard Identification and Mapping Program (FHIMP) projects.

  1. Selby Creek Floodplain Mapping Study - Tuesday, January 16
  2. Napanee River Upper Lakes Floodplain Mapping Study - Wednesday, January 24
  3. Consecon Lake and Creek Flood Hazard Mapping Study – Monday, February 12
  4. Salmon River Upper Lakes Floodplain Mapping Study – Wednesday, February 14

The PICs come after QC determined that much of the floodplain mapping within the QC Watershed was out-of-date. The floodplain mapping updates will reflect changes in the watershed over the past four decades, using current land use and climate data, as well as improved technology.

Updates to floodplain mapping can result in:

  • a reduction in effort, cost and time for development application review in flood prone areas without accurate mapping.
  • a reduction in studies required by a proponent to undertake in advance of development.
  • increased accuracy of regulatory flood lines.
  • increased accuracy of flood lines for different flood events which can be used to identify flood prone properties and municipal infrastructure for notification, inspection and/or evacuation during a flood.
  • models which can be used for other studies.
  • data that can be used to support municipal road and sewer improvement projects, natural heritage mapping for municipal plans and more.

Those with property in the areas outlined in the FHIMP projects are invited to attend a PIC for more information and to provide feedback. Learn more at https://calendar.quinteconservation.ca/workshops

The FHIMP projects were approved following the QC Executive Board Meeting on June 15, 2023.

Quinte Conservation strives to protect people and property from flooding through its flood forecasting and warning program and Section 28 of the Conservation Authorities Act. Floodplain mapping is an asset for both of these programs, as well as municipal planning and flood emergency response.

About Quinte Conservation
Quinte Conservation is a community-based environmental protection agency, serving 18 municipalities in the Moira, Napanee and Salmon Rivers, and Prince Edward County watersheds. QC provides cost-effective environmental expertise and leadership. QC’s main goal is to create a sustainable ecosystem where people and nature live in harmony. More information about Quinte Conservation is available at www.quinteconservation.ca.


For immediate inquiries, contact:
Taylor Hermiston
Communications Coordinator
613-968-3434 ext. 123