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Sid Turcotte Park bouncing back

'Now that the water has stopped rising and the temporary office and store have been set up in our sunroom, we start work on salvaging what we can from the mess of buildings which will all need to be torn down'
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Restoration work has started at Sid Turcotte Park. Facebook.

Can't keep a good park down.

The owners have started readying their flooded park for summer visitors and have remained open.

"Now that the water has stopped rising and the temporary office and store have been set up in our sunroom, we start work on salvaging what we can from the mess of buildings which will all need to be torn down," explains a post on their Facebook page.

"Our poor tiki tables on the beach are all warped from being submerged and we aren’t sure if they are salvageable yet. We did have the tiki tops up on top of tables in the rec hall but as you can see the water line still rose high along the bottom. Such a shame.

"But in time they will be rebuilt!!! Onward we go!"

The Ottawa River at Mattawa is currently at 155.21m (metres above sea level). The water level has resumed its slight downward trend, following the rise in response to the rainfall last week.

The current forecast water level for the Ottawa River at the Town of Mattawa is 155.50m, forecasted to occur today, which is approximately 29cm (12 inches) above its current level, but the forecast is expected to move into the future.  Information about the most current forecasted peak water levels for the Ottawa River may be found at the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board website:  http://www.ottawariver.ca/Forecast-2019.pdf




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