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Beaver Dams and Flood Mitigation – Caledon Village Public Information Centre

The Town of Caledon and GHD Limited held a Public Information Centre with respect to Caledon Village Flood Mitigation.

Photo Credit: Heather Wilkinson

Residence have had to deal with floods on their properties due to change of water flow of Caledon Creek that may be being caused by beaver dams and/or recent road construction. There is also concern that septic systems may be affected by the floods contaminating the ground and the creek water. Further more, since most of the property is on CVC land residence are concerned that protecting wildlife and the watershed may stall the solution process.

In attendance at the PIC were Mayor Allan Thompson, Ward 1 Regional Councillors Barb Shaughnessy and Doug Beffort who also addressed residence concerns.

Due to these concerns the Town of Caledon hired GHD Limited to conduct a study and give different options on how to fix the problem. Information provided at the PIC is below.

For anyone with concerns or questions you can contact the Town of Caledon or GHD Limited (information below).

Information from the Town of Caledon Website about the Public Information Centre:

The Town of Caledon has initiated a study to evaluate and address surface water flooding issues within Caledon Village along Caledon Creek and its tributaries.

The study area straddles Charleston Road between Kennedy Road and Hurontario Street in the Town of Caledon, and is comprised of two tributaries (designated as “west branch” and “east branch”) and the natural areas surrounding them.

The study area extends north of Charleston Sideroad along the two tributaries up to the Caledon Village limits, as well as south of Charleston Sideroad to south of McCort Drive.

The objective of the study is to identify a recommended suite of solutions to address the identified flooding issues within the study area.

Phase 1 of the study has already been completed, including the study area characterization and the identification of alternative solutions to address the flooding issues.

Phase 2 of the study is underway, and includes an impact assessment of the alternative solutions and recommendations for future implementation.

 

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