How should we make sure of this? Is it safe as long as the house isn't located inside a floodplain according to the geo Ottawa map?
There are a few new developments built on former floodplain land that has since been rezoned to non-floodplain, would you say these have any risk or does the city do its due diligence when updating the map?
I've mostly heard of only communities near the Ottawa River flooding. Any risk with houses built near the smaller rivers throughout the city? I've also heard that most are older ones located within the floodplain and nowadays the city has more stringent rules so they no longer allow development in risky areas (so newer houses should be safe?). Any truth to this? It does seem to me that I never hear about the newer developments flooding despite the fact that many are built on former "swamp land" or are located beside smaller rivers.