Flood Mitigation Opportunities Study for Lower Morrison and Wedgewood Creek Systems

The Town of Oakville has just began a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment for a detailed assessment of mitigation and flood reduction alternatives for Lower Morrison and Lower Wedgewood Creeks – Study Area. This study will be building upon the recommendations of the Flood Prioritization Study.

The 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 as well as identify and evaluate options to address existing and future drainage issues on Invicta Drive.

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.

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