Various initiatives were initiated during the summer by the representatives of the City of Deux-Montagnes to develop a dike to counter the devastating effects of major floods, like the one last spring. Engineering studies have been commissioned by the City of Deux-Montagnes: a feasibility study, an impact study, and a hydraulic study. The resulting design is a vegetation-covered dike about 300 metres long. Some privately owned low walls will also have to be raised.
Bear in mind that the City of Deux-Montagnes must obtain authorization from the Quebec government, and in particular from the Ministry of Sustainable Development, Environment, and the Fight Against Climate Change, to build a dike.
On November 8, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy formally agreed to the request for a collective exemption for most of the flooded area in Deux-Montagnes in the spring of 2017.
In accordance with Decree 777-2017 concerning the declaration of a special intervention zone on the territory of certain local municipalities affected by the spring floods, the Québec government authorizes the citizens of the area defined in the attached map, who wish and who have residences declared total losses, to reconstruct them according to certain conditions.
For more information, citizens are invited to contact the Town Planning Department of the City of Deux-Montagnes.
To find out about the designated area, click here.
The level of the Deux Montagnes Lake has risen significantly in recent days. The City of Deux-Montagnes remains in contact with the Sécurité civile du Québec on this subject. According to the official information, the level is expected to come down after the expected rains tomorrow and Monday. The Quebec water data site currently indicates that the Lake of Deux Montagnes and the Mille Îles River are at a “normal” level despite increases in recent days. Citizens will be notified through our website and various other modes of communication if we go into “surveillance” mode. The situation will be re-evaluated periodically and we will inform you if preventive measures should be put in place.
The petition launched by the mayor of Deux-Montagnes, Mr. Denis Martin, following the major flood that occurred last spring, has obtained over 2200 signatures, representing 25% on the residents living in Deux-Montagnes. After presenting the petition a few weeks ago, to the provincial deputy Mr. Benoit Charrette, Mr. Mayor Denis Martin deposited a copy of the petition to the National Assembly on Tuesday, October 17th. […]
Personalized meeting days will be held on October 16th from 2:30 pm to 8:30 pm and on October 17, from 9:30 am to 8:30 pm at the Annette-Savoie Room of the Centre des loisirs of Deux-Montagnes to accompany last spring’s flood victims. […]