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The Town of Oakville is undertaking a detailed study of the Sheldon Creek system to identify flood-prone sites in an effort to determine the most viable and responsible mitigation options to reduce flood risk.
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 includes 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.
The second and final of the two houses was held on March 11, 2020. At this open house the evaluation of alternatives and preliminary preferred alternatives to reduce flood risks along the main branch and east branch of Sheldon Creek were presented by town staff. Review the documents from the public meeting:
The first open house for the Sheldon Creek Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study was held on December 12, 2019. At the open house the town presented background information on flood-prone sites, updates from ongoing investigations and preliminary alternatives for flood mitigation. Review the documents from the public meeting:
Diana Friesen, BSc. C.E.T
Water Resources Technologist
905-845-6601 ext. 3904