Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study for Lower Morrison and Wedgewood Creek Systems

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.

This study will go into 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 will also look at stormwater management criteria for the planned growth of Midtown Oakville.

Open House

The first of two open houses for the Lower Morrison and Lower Wedgewood Creeks Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study was held on June 18, 2019. Here the town presented background information on flood-prone sites, updates from investigations, as well as preliminary ideas and alternatives for flood mitigation. Review the documents from the 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.

Kristina Parker, P.Eng.
Water Resources Engineer
905-845-6601 ext. 3889