February 13, 2012

Sure sign that spring is coming: Ice breaking begins today on the Rideau River



From the OttawaStart Community News Desk:
Ice breaking operations, including blasting, are set to begin Monday, February 13, weather and ice conditions permitting, on the Rideau River between Rideau Falls and Hog’s Back.
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. 
Ice breaking operations will create open water. Residents are asked to remain a reasonable distance from the river until operations are completed, and to supervise children around water. 
For more information, please call 3-1-1 (TTY: 613-580-2401).
See also: Ottawa Weather Guide
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