The municipality of Duhamel declared disaster zone

The municipality of Duhamel has been declared a disaster zone in the wake of the flooding caused by exceptionally high water on and around April 20th. Citizens who had to evacuate their principal residence are eligible for emergency disaster assistance. The municipality is eligible for financial assistance to repair damaged infrastructure such as the roadways. Read More …

Volunteers needed for a study on the presence of non-native plants in Lac Gagnon

The Municpality of Duhamel, in collaboration with the OBVRPNS* (Organisme de bassins versants des rivières Rouge, Petite Nation et Saumon), is planning to undertake a study to identify aquatic plants in lakes in our region, including Lac Gagnon, in order to prevent the introduction of invasive plants and maintain the water quality. Lac Gagnon will be evaluated between July 17 and August 8, 2017 over a seven-day period. Read More …

Tree Distribution – 2017

As part of the MFFP (Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs) “Mois de l’arbre et des forêts” , the Municipality Of Duhamel will make 2000 trees avaiable to its citizens at no charge on May 20 between 10:00 .am. and 3:30 p.m. at the municipal library located at 1899 rue Principale.

The MFFP cannot guarantee the tree species. Therefore, the Municipality will not be taking orders or reservations. The Municipality looks forward to seeing you on May 20th.
Distribution d’arbres Read More …

Lake Level

(April 16, 2017) The water level, as measured on April 15th, is 20 cm higher than it has been in the past four years. (lake level). This trend seems to indicate the level will rise even higher. Rain is expected for the coming week which could increase even higher the level of water.

(April 19, 2017) Update: Today, the water level reached 172 cm. That is 42 cm higher than it has been in the past four years. The level is approaching dangerously the record level (200 cm) observed in 2008. Water flooding may occur at some places.

(April 20, 2017) Update: Today, the water level reached 175 cm.
Notice from the Municipalité of Duhamel to waterside owners Read More …

Your Water Analysis

The APLG offered again to its members the opportunity to have their water tested at a very attractive price, i.e. $30 for a bacteriological analysis (drinking water) and $10 for a fecal coliform count (swimming purpose).

As usual, the APLG will be testing the water for swimming purposes around late July 2016.

Results over the last several years confirm that getting drinking water from artesian wells or shallow wells provides better quality water than water taken directly from the lake. Over the last several years, drinking water samples taken directly from the lake have shown, in half of them, that the water did not meet standards for potable water. Read More …