Ottawa breaks daily rainfall record set in 1942, Canada

Ottawa breaks daily rainfall record set in 1942, Canada

The city of Ottawa, capital of Canada, received 23.8 mm (0.93 inches) of rain on Sunday, April 14, 2019, breaking the previous rainfall record for April 14 set in 1942 when 15 mm (0.59 inches) were reported. 

The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority warned last week that heavy rain over the week will increase water levels on Bob’s Lake, Christie Lake, Tay River and Wolfe Drive, CTV News reports. Waterfront property owners in those areas were warned to prepare for possible flooding.

Officials said water levels and flows on the main stem of the Ottawa River were expected to rise this week due to warming temperatures and the rainfall. Minor flooding in low-lying areas may occur over the next week.

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