Notice of Public Information Centre: Durham Floodplain Mapping Update Study

GRCA Administrative Office, Port Hope

region of durham floodplain mappingThe Regional Municipality of Durham and the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority (GRCA) are working together to update floodplain mapping for several areas within the Municipality of Clarington. These areas include Lovekin, Bouchette Point and Port Granby Creeks, as well as the northwest portion of the Ganaraska River (see enclosed map).

Updating the floodplain mapping for these creek systems is important as the current mapping is 46 years old. The GRCA will be hosting an upcoming Public Information Centre (PIC) to share the updated floodplain mapping for these watersheds.

Floodplain mapping information is critical to help identify areas that may be at risk of flooding during severe storms, to assist the community with emergency preparedness, and is also an important municipal land use planning tool.

Draft floodplain mapping will be available on GRCA’s website for viewing starting on January 18th, in advance of the PIC. Comments can be made within the mapping viewer and will be received until February 18th. The mapping viewer can be accessed through the project page link here:

This project is being funded in part by the Flood Hazard Identification & Mapping Program (FHIMP).

Public Information Centre

When: Thursday, January 25, 2024, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: Kendal Community Centre, 6742 Newtonville Rd, Kendal, ON

GRCA staff will be making a presentation at 7:00 PM to give an overview of the work completed. Staff will also be available at the PIC to assist landowners with using the online mapping viewer to look up their properties and review the updated mapping with respect to the previous floodplain limits.


If you have questions or would like more information about the project, contact:

Cory Harris, P.Eng.
Watershed Services Coordinator

Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
905.885.8173 ext. 226