Ice breaking operations on the Rideau River start this weekend between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back. Ice blasting will follow in the coming weeks, weather permitting.
The City, in partnership with the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, undertakes ice breaking operations each year to alleviate possible spring flooding in flood-prone areas. Once started, these operations will be carried out daily, weather and ice conditions permitting.
Ice breaking operations will create open water. Residents are reminded to keep away from the river until operations are completed, and to always supervise children around water.
Visit Ottawa.ca for more information regarding Rideau River flood control.