Proposed Flood Fringe and Floodway Mapping for Wingham Area
Flooding, erosion and slope failures are a hazard when people and structures are in areas impacted by them. Maitland Conservation (MC) has the responsibility to regulate activities in hazardous areas to prevent loss of life and to reduce property damage from flooding and erosion.
When a property is within the floodplain, development on the property is regulated by MC as per Ontario Regulation 164/06. Regulated activities include construction, re-construction, filling, and/or site grading. In the Wingham area the floodplain is divided into:
- Flood Fringe, where development may occur provided certain tests are met with regard to the control of flooding and erosion, and appropriate safety standards can be met to achieve the safety of persons and property in a flood event, and;
- Floodway, where development is highly restricted due to the amount of risk present during a flood event, and where the control of flooding may be impacted
The boundaries of both these areas have recently been refined as a result of a detailed technical study undertaken in conjunction with the Municipality of Morris-Turnberry and the Township of North Huron. This more detailed mapping replaces the current floodplain mapping from the 1970s.
A copy of the Wingham Area Floodplain Mapping Final Report is available in .pdf format:
Posted below are maps showing the existing regulated areas and the proposed new boundaries. To view your property first open the overall Sheet Map to determine which sheet your property is located on. Open the relevant sheet to determine if the boundaries on your property will change. Paper copies of these maps are available by calling Patrick Huber-Kidby at 519-335-3557 ext. 237 or emailing him at email@example.com .
Please note that the floodplain mapping Public Information Centre originally scheduled for March 24th has been postponed. When a new date for the PIC has been set it will be posted here.
The proposed floodplain mapping will be presented for approval to the Maitland Conservation Members (formerly Board of Directors) following the PIC. Again, when we know the date the of the relevant Members’ meeting it will be posted here. Landowners may provide verbal comments at this meeting. Please notify Patrick Huber-Kidby (firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-335-3557 ext. 237) if you intend to provide comments at the Members’ meeting, or if you have questions or concerns.
Existing Mapping – Sheet Map
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Proposed Mapping – Sheet Map
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