Conservation Halton provides a water control and flood warning program to reduce the risk of property damage and loss of life due to flooding.
What are the projects associated with this program?
- Operation and maintenance of four major flood control structures: Kelso, Hilton Falls, Scotch Block and Mountsberg Dams
- Operation and maintenance of 12.5 kilometres of flood control channels in the Town of Milton (Sixteen Mile Creek), Town of Oakville(Morrison/Wedgewood Channel) and City of Burlington (Hager/Rambo channel)
- Continuous water level monitoring of watercourses and reservoirs
- Computerized flood forecasting, flood damage assessment and data collection and management
- Emergency planning and flood warning
- Mapping of flood damage centres
- Liaison with municipalities and the province
Why is water control and flood warning important?
- Potential for injury, loss of life and property damages resulting from flooding is reduced
- Efficient coordination of flood warning and control system
- Water quality is improved by maintaining creek flows to dilute waste water from treatment plants
Who benefits from this conservation program?
- Watershed residents
- Property owners and business potentially affected by flooding
- Province of Ontario through reduced flood damages