Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study for Munn’s Creek

The Town of Oakville has just began a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for a detailed assessment of mitigation and flood reduction alternatives for Munn’s Creek. The study area includes lands south of Upper Middle Road to the Morrison Wedgewood Diversion Channel.

Building upon the findings of the Flood Prioritization Study, the focus of this study will be to understand the flood risks and then establish approaches to mitigate them.

Open House

A second open house is planned for April 30, 2019 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Town Hall, 1225 Trafalgar Road, South Atrium. The town will be presenting information on creek flood-prone sites and the recommended preliminary preferred alternatives for flood mitigation.

On April 11, 2018 the first of two open houses was held to give opportunity for the public to review and provide feedback on the background information gathered and the draft floodplain mapping prepared. Review the documents from this public meeting:

The process

The study is being carried out in accordance with the requirements as described in the Municipal Engineers Association’s Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) document (October 2000, as amended in 2015), approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act. The Class EA process will include public and agency consultation, an evaluation of flood reduction alternatives, an assessment of the potential environmental effects of the proposed improvements, and identification of reasonable measures to help reduce any adverse impacts.

Public meetings (PICs) will be held during the course of the project. The meetings will provide stakeholders with an opportunity to meet the project team, review the study scope, and discuss the various alternatives. Please contact Diana Friesen if you wish to be put on the contact list.

Diana Friesen, B.Sc., C.E.T
Water Resources Technologist
905-845-6601 ext. 3904