The water level is rising in certain areas of Montreal
A dike prevents the progression of water in Cartierville.
Due to the spring floods, the water is rising in certain areas of Montreal. The City of Montreal went into “intervention” mode on Monday in anticipation of the risk of flooding and set up barricades and dikes to avoid the worst.
According to the Crues Grand Montréal interactive map, several sectors of L’Île-Bizard reached between 1 and 1.50 meters of submersion. This is particularly the case around Île Mercier, which has experienced many episodes of flooding in the past, such as in 2019 when the floods led to the closure of its only bridge connecting it to Île-Bizard. However, the water level remains stable in this region.
In purple, Mercier Island, connected to L’Île-Bizard, is experiencing a level of submersion estimated at nearly 1.50 meters. Other areas of L’Île-Bizard are also experiencing a significant rise in water levels. Photo: Screenshot, Greater Montreal Floods
Elsewhere in the West Island, Senneville is also experiencing a significant rise in water levels. The sector along the Rivière à l’Orme, near Chemin de l’Anse-à-l’Orme, sees this morning a level of submersion between 1 and 1.20 meters. The shores of Cap-Saint-Jacques are also affected.
The road to Anse-à-l’Orme, along the Rivière à l’Orme, is suffering the consequences of the rising waters. A little further north, the nature park of Anse-à-l’Orme and Cap-Saint-Jacques are also affected. Photo: Screenshot, Greater Montreal Floods
Ahuntsic is also struggling with rising water levels, particularly in the Louis-Hébert Park area, on Gouin Boulevard near its intersections with Olympia Boulevard and Christophe-Colomb Avenue. According to the map, the water level there reaches between 1.20 and 1.50 meters. In the area of the CHSLD Laurendeau and the Ignace-Bourget student residence, the water level is between 0.5 and 1 meter.
The rising waters are noticeable in Ahuntsic, near boulevard Gouin. Photo: Screenshot, Greater Montreal Floods
“The height of the water shown does not take into account the protective structures erected on a permanent or temporary basis. For this reason, the reality observed on the ground may differ from the water level indicated”, however, it is specified in the interactive map of Crues Grand Montréal.