Bowmanville/Soper Creek Watershed
Existing Conditions Report - Final

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Click for a larger map of the Bowmanville/Soper Creek Watershed.In 2009 the Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority (CLOCA) launched the development of a Watershed Plan for the Bowmanville/Soper Creeks. Phase 1 is now complete and the Existing Conditions Report incorporates input received from stakeholders, agencies and the public.  These comments were received during the public comment period (July 21st, 2011 – September 15th, 2011) and from the July 21, 2011 Public Information Centre.

This report is an 18-chapter compilation of the available watershed-related information that will be used in the Watershed Plan development process for Phase 2 which includes evaluating different management scenarios to maintain, improve, and restore the watershed’s integrity.  Once a preferred management scenario is selected, the Phase 1 and Phase 2 work will be used to draft the Phase 3: Bowmanville / Soper Creeks Watershed Plan.  This Watershed Plan will identify the strategic priorities, tools and techniques for protecting, restoring and enhancing the ecological features and functions of this watershed.

Staff at Central Lake Ontario Conservation would like to express our appreciation to all that participated in the development of this document.

Please direct any questions regarding this Watershed Plan to:

Heather Brooks
Director, Watershed Planning and Natural Heritage
Central Lake Ontario Conservation
100 Whiting Avenue,
Oshawa, ON L1H 3T3

Bowmanville/Soper Creek Watershed Existing Conditions Report

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Due to the large file sizes a CD containing the Bowmanville/Soper Creek Watershed Existing Conditions Report
is available at the Authority office, 100 Whiting Avenue, Oshawa.

Table of Contents
Introduction (4.8 mb) 10. Water Temperature (4.6 mb)
1. Study Area (5.7 mb) 11. Surface Water Quality (3.0 mb)
2. Human Heritage (2.1 mb) 12. Stormwater Management (3.7 mb)
3. Green Spaces (5.6 mb) 13. Fluvial Geomorphology (4.6 mb)
4. Land Use and Policy (6.7 mb) 14. Hydrogeology (5.4 mb)
5. Impervious Services (4.1 mb) 15. Water Quantity (8.0 mb)
6. Physical Geography (4.7 mb) 16. Fisheries and Aquatic Habitat (9.3 mb)
7. Air Quality (1.3 mb) 17. Terrestrial Natural Heritage (9.1 mb)
8. Climate Change (1.8 mb) 18. Wetlands (3.8 mb)
9. Water Budget (3.5 mb)

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