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The Town of Oakville is completing a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study to address the problem of erosion and creek instability along Munn’s Creek between Upper Middle Road and Culham Street.
Failure of existing bank protection and bank erosion are prevalent throughout the study area and have the potential to impact residential properties as identified in the town-wide 2015 Creek Erosion Inventory and Assessment Study (pdf).
This study will develop, evaluate and recommend preferred alternatives to reduce the risk from creek erosion and possibly stabilizing creek banks as needed in areas of concern.
The study is being carried out in accordance with Schedule B requirements as outlined in the Municipal Engineers Association Municipal Class EA (October 2000, as amended to 2015), which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act.
On March 12, 2020, the second and final open house was held by the town to present information on the results of the evaluation of alternatives and the preliminary preferred alternatives selected for the various sites. Review the documents from the open house:
On April 30, 2019, the first of two open houses was held by the town to present information on the priority erosion sites identified and the alternatives being considered for reducing the risk of creek erosion. Review the documents from the open house:
Diana Friesen, B.Sc., C.E.T.
Water Resources Technologist
Town of Oakville
tel: 905-845-6601 , ext. 3904
Roger Phillips, PhD, P.Geo.
Geomorphologist, Aquafor Beech Ltd.