The Town of Oakville has just began a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for a detailed assessment of mitigation and flood reduction alternatives for Sheldon Creek. The focus of this study will be to understand these risks and then establish approaches to mitigate them. This study builds on the 2008 Town-wide Flood Prioritization Study by undertaking a more detailed study of creek channel reaches with flood-prone sites in an effort to determine the most viable and responsible mitigation options.
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 visit back soon for more information on the first PIC or contact Kristina Parker if you wish to be put on the contact list.
Kristina Parker, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
905-845-6601 ext. 3889