In 2008, the Town of Oakville completed a Flood Prioritization Study looking at major open-channel waterways, streams, rivers and lakes to identify flood-sensitive areas in Oakville. The study used information from previous subwatershed studies and combined all the information into one document. One of the objectives of this study was to see all flood-sensitive areas in relation to one another. These areas were categorized as low, medium or high risk, allowing the town to start setting priorities for flood mitigation projects. The study’s completion has put the town in a position to take advantage of provincial, federal or private flood reduction/mitigation funding programs should they come available.
In June 2008, the town hosted three open houses to talk about the study.