The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The Town of Oakville is carrying out a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for a detailed assessment of mitigation and flood reduction alternatives for Lower Morrison and Lower Wedgewood Creeks. This study builds upon the recommendations of the town-wide Flood Prioritization Study.
The Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study provides a more detailed evaluation of flood-prone sites to determine the degree of flooding and to identify and assess the most feasible and effective flood mitigation options. The study also evaluates stormwater management design criteria for the planned growth of Midtown Oakville.
The study is being conducted in compliance with Schedule 'C' of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Process (October 2000, as amended in 2007, 2011, 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
Town staff are seeking public input related to this project, including preferred mitigation alternatives, evaluation criteria, potential environmental impacts and any other concerns. This is the second and final public consultation opportunity for the Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study
The following materials, including background information, updated floodplain mapping, evaluation of alternatives and the preferred flood mitigation alternatives, are now available for review:
Please direct all comments, concerns, and input on this project to the following contacts via e-mail, mail or phone call by January 20, 2021.
Steve Chipps, P.Eng.
Project Manager, Wood
3450 Harvester Road
Burlington, Ontario, L7N 3W5
905-335-2353 ext. 3114