Hydro-Québec encourages riverside residents to be vigilant

Rainfalls expected over the weekend will add to already high water levels resulting from melting snow. The spring flooding expected could be particularly intense during the coming days and weeks.

Over the past months, Hydro-Québec has been lowering water levels in certain reservoirs, mainly the Dozois, Baskatong, Cabonga and Gouin, to absorb part of the upcoming spring flooding. Hydro-Québec will continue to use its reservoirs to limit the impacts of the 2019 spring flooding.

Hydro-Québec is working together with the Organisation de la sécurité civile du Québec. We are monitoring rising water levels closely. We ask that residents living in flood-prone zones contact their municipalities to find out more about preventive measures that may be taken.

If you would like to know more about how to cut the power off to your home in case of flooding, go to: Safety and electricity – what to do in case of a flood