City of Ottawa – Watershed and Subwatershed Studies

City of Ottawa - Watershed and Subwatershed Studies

(Theme 4 – Habitat, Theme 6 – Natural Capital)

Organization: City of Ottawa

Timeline for Completion: Completed


The City has committed to preparing watershed and subwatershed plans to provide environmental direction to land use decisions. A watershed, also known as a catchment or basin, is the land drained by a river and its tributaries. It is separated from adjacent watersheds by a land ridge or divide. A subwatershed is usually a smaller area of land draining to a single tributary of a larger river.

The City and the local Conservation Authority work together to prepare watershed and subwatershed plans, with the Conservation Authority typically taking the lead for watershed studies that extend beyond the City’s boundaries, and the City taking the lead for subwatershed studies.

Completed studies include:
. Carp River Watershed/Subwatershed Study
. Greater Cardinal Creek Subwatershed Management Plan
. Jock River Reach 1 Subwatershed Plan
. Mud Creek Subwatershed Study
. Sawmill Creek Subwatershed Study
. Shields Creek Subwatershed Study
. Shirley’s Brook and Watts Creek Subwatershed Study
. Upper Poole Creek Rehabilitation Project


For further information, please contact:

Nick Stow
Planner III
Planning and Growth Management
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON K1P 1J1
613-580-2424, ext. 13000

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Project entered on: December 24, 2016 at 5:59 pm

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