WHEREAS I, in response to already high-water levels and significant rainfall factors, declared a state of emergency within the City of Ottawa on April 25, 2019 under the authority of Section 4(1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act;

AND WHEREAS the City of Ottawa and volunteers deployed approximately 1.5 million sandbags as peak water levels were reached on April 30/May 01 and again on May 13/14, 2019;

AND WHEREAS recent recovery operations led by the City of Ottawa and non-governmental organizations commenced upon Ottawa River levels receding and were focused on sandbag removal and home remediation;

AND WHEREAS the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board reports water levels are now below flood thresholds and will continue to decline over the coming weeks;

THEREFORE, as Mayor of the City of Ottawa, I hereby declare that the emergency that I declared on April 25, 2019 is now terminated, under the authority of Section 4(2) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act.

Jim Watson
Mayor of the City of Ottawa
June 12, 2019