Flooding After Storm Among Worst Barrhaven Has Ever Seen

Another major storm hit the area last week, as heavy rains on Thursday, August 10 caused flooding in Barrhaven and north of the community.

The heavy rains began at about 12:30 p.m. and last for more than 90 minutes. According to Environment Canada, Ottawa received between 50-75 mm of rain in that time, causing flash flooding throughout the  

Motorists on Woodroffe Avenue were the first to contact the Independent with news of flash flooding. Areas near the Vimy Bridge also saw flash flooding. The worst was just north of Barrhaven in the Knoxdale area and near Prince of Wales Drive in the Carleton Heights area. East of Barrhaven, Riverside South and Findlay Creek also reported flooding.

The City of Ottawa said that across the city, more than 150 homes called to report basement flooding.

The abnormal amount of rain is a continuation of an extremely snowy winter. A total of 277 mm of rain has been recorded at the Ottawa International Airport. This follows a winter in which more than 300 cm of snow was recorded in the second snowiest winter thus far in the 21st century.

Featured Image – This photo of a car in the water on Woodroffe Ave. near Knoxdale was posted on X (formerly Twitter) by Sean Maguire.

(X photo/Kathleen Maguire)