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Feedmill Creek Subwatershed Management Study

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Program Overview and Timelines

The City of Ottawa has initiated a Stormwater Management (SWM) Criteria Study for the Feedmill Creek Subwatershed. The need for the project was identified in March 2015 based on the review of the Carp River hydraulic model. The study area is shown below:

Study Area [ PDF 7.444 MB ]

According to the City's Official Plan, future development will significantly increase the imperviousness of the subwatershed. The additional runoff volume generated by the increased imperviousness can result in potential impacts on the creek, including flooding, erosion and degraded water quality. In order to ensure that impacts on the creek are mitigated, the existing SWM criteria for Feedmill Creek need to be revisited. Where SWM alone may be insufficient, recommended stream rehabilitation works are to be identified.

This study will confirm stormwater management requirements for the remaining development within the subwatershed and identify retrofit opportunities for existing development. The study's objective is to ensure the impacts of new development on Feedmill Creek are mitigated.

The Study schedule is a follows:

  1. November 2016 - Draft SWM criteria
  2. November 2016 - Draft results posting on
  3. January 2017 - Presentation of final report/recommendations at Planning Committee
  4. January 2017 - Final Report presented to City Council 

Online Information Session - November 24, 2016 to January 16, 2017

Feedmill Creek Stream Rehabilitation Measures Municipal Class Environmental Assessment
November 24, 2016 to January 16, 2017 Online Information Session

The City of Ottawa has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) for the stream rehabilitation measures proposed in the Feedmill Creek Stormwater Management Criteria Study. This study was required to confirm quantity control criteria for the remaining future development in the Feedmill Creek subwatershed.

The proposed stream rehabilitation measures will mitigate the impact of future developments on the creek by providing erosion control, and improving the functionality of the creek from both a hydraulic and habitat standpoint. The rehabilitation measures are being planned under Schedule B of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment and will identify a preferred alternative and functional design for the measures.

Have your say!

The questionnaire is now closed. The study team will review all comments and respond to any concerns or questions before the Class EA report is completed.

Online Open House Display Boards [ PDF 1.594 MB ]

For more information, or if you wish to have your name added to the mailing list, please contact:

Laurent Jolliet, P. Eng.
Project Manager / Asset Management
City of Ottawa
613-580-2424, ext. 17149