City of Ottawa Council approved the O'Keefe Drain Environmental Management Plan on June 12, 2013.
The objectives of the plan are to:
- Consider the impacts and develop a plan to mitigate adverse affects of existing and proposed land uses on natural areas and the O'Keefe Drain
- Establish a stormwater management plan for future development
- Protect, enhance, or restore the natural system
The study area is the portion of the O'Keefe Drain catchment area situated between Strandherd Drive, Highway 416, the Jock River and Cedarview Road. The study area is completely within Ward 3 – Barrhaven, though the O'Keefe Drain does extend into Ward 21 – Rideau-Goulbourn.
The O'Keefe Drain Environmental Management Plan is a Master Plan following Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA). The Master Plan identifies the stormwater management infrastructure requirements for future development areas within the area bounded by Fallowfield Road, Strandherd Drive, Highway 416 and the Jock River.
The EMP made recommendations related to:
- Stormwater management
- Realignment and width of the channel corridor
- Erosion mitigation
- Aquatic habitat
- Culvert upgrades
- Woodlot preservation
Consultation, in the form of technical advisory committee meetings and a public open house were incorporated as part of the class environmental assessment process and are documented in the Environmental Management Plan.
For more information please contact
Planning and Growth Management
Infrastructure Services and Community Sustainability
City of Ottawa
110 Laurier Avenue West, 4th Floor
Ottawa, ON, K1P 1J1
Tel: 613-580-2424, ext. 16228