Water Control Infrastructure in the Conservation Halton Watershed
To protect us and reduce the risk of property damage and loss of life due to flooding (a natural hazard), Conservation Halton is responsible for the maintenance and operation of four major dams and 12.5 kilometres of flood control channels. The dams are all designed to control flooding as well as augment stream flows during periods of low water. The flood control channels were constructed to convey and in some cases divert floodwaters away from historically developed flood-prone areas.
|Dam||Year constructed||Upstream drainagearea(ha)||Capacity(acre·ft.)||Minimum low-flow objectives(m3/s)|
|Hilton Falls b
|a Kelso works in conjunction with the Hilton Falls Reservoir; 275 m long by 9.8 m high embankment.
|b Hilton Falls works in conjunction with the Kelso Reservoir; 244 m long embankment.
Flood Control Channels
|Channel||Year constructed||Total length (km)||Upstream drainage area(ha)||Diversion|
||Diverts water from residential areas within the City of Burlington
||Conveys flood waters safely through the Town of Milton
||Diverts waters from residential areas within the Town of Oakville south of the Queen Elizabeth Way