Notice of Study Commencement - Lynde Creek Master Drainage Plan Update

Posted on Tuesday March 13, 2018

Lynde Creek Master Drainage Plan Update – Municipal Class Environmental Assessment

The Town of Whitby, in partnership with the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) has initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) study for the preparation of a Master Drainage Plan Update for the Lynde Creek Watershed (see map). The Lynde Creek Watershed is predominantly located in the Town of Whitby and also extends into adjacent municipalities to the north and west.

The study will update the original 1988 Master Drainage Plan and consider a number of additional reports that have been prepared since 1988. The purpose of this update is to provide guidance to both the Town of Whitby, CLOCA and other affected municipalities in continued management of the Lynde Creek watershed and stream corridors, in terms of flows and erosion, resources protection and development.The Study will also support watershed management objectives as directed by the 2012 Lynde Creek Watershed Plan (CLOCA).

The Process

The Class EA study will be completed in keeping with the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act and will follow the Class EA Schedule B requirements (Master Plan Approach #2) of the Municipal Class EA document (2000, as amended in 2007, 2011 and 2015) published by the Municipal Engineer’s Association.

Map of Location

Public Consultation

Two (2) Public Information Centers (PICs) will be held over the course of the Class EA study to obtain input. The PICs will present the purpose and scope of the study, describe existing and future study area conditions within the watershed and review alternative solutions under consideration, including the recommended preferred long term management strategy and proposed improvement projects. The recommended Master Drainage Plan Update will be documented in a Project File and be made available for public review.

Public inputs & comments are encouraged now and over the course of the study. If you have comments, require further information or would like to be added to the project mailing list, please contact:

Antony Manoharan, P. Eng.
Water Resources Engineer, Project Manager
Town of Whitby
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby, Ontario L1N 2M8
Telephone: 905.430.4300, ext. 2346

Eric Cameron
Infrastructure Planner / Enforcement Officer
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa, Ontario L1H 3T3
Telephone: 905.579.0411, ext. 158

Karl Grueneis
Senior Environmental Planner
45 Goderich Road, Suite 201, Hamilton, Ontario, L8E 4W8
Telephone: 905.390.2025

Please note the information gathered throughout the study is being collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments received become part of the public record and may be included in study documentation which will be available for public review.


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