Dock Area High-Water Level Monitoring Information Page

Dock Area High-Water Level Monitoring Information Page

The Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake is diligently studying the increasing water levels of Lake Ontario and the potential effects on Town infrastructure. Preventative measures are being put into place.
The preventative measures are as follows:

  • In anticipation of water continuing to rise, Town staff are making sandbags available for residents in need. The sand and bags are available at the following 3 areas; the corner of Ball Street and River Beach Drive, River Beach Drive Parking Lot, and Nelson Street Parking lot.
  • A portable pump has been rented and two additional pumps are on standby. Staff are testing the backflow devices that were installed last year in the storm system. This testing is just preventative and residents should not worry if they see pumps in their area.
  • Ball’s Beach Park is temporarily closed for safety reasons.
  • The parking lot at Lockhart Street and Riverbeach Drive is temporarily closed for the storing of flood-preventative materials.

Town staff will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates as they become available.

If you require assistance moving and setting up sandbags, please email The local air cadets have kindly volunteered to assist the community. All requests are being coordinated through the Town.

**Update: June 10, 2019: Please note that over the next few days Town staff will be installing fences in the dock area to protect flood prevention equipment. For your own protection, please do not enter areas that are barricaded.

Public Notice - Ball's Beach Park
Dock Area High Water level Monitoring Notice - May 1, 2019
Notice to Residents - May 28, 2019
Sandbag and Sand Availability Locations
Ball's Beach Park Update - July 31, 2019 
Ball's Beach Park Update - August 19, 2019


Flooding Analysis Map 2019

Contact Information:

Brett Ruck

Manager of Environmental Services
Drainage and Irrigation Superintendent


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