Project Status: Ongoing
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority, in collaboration with the City of Ottawa, is conducting a hazard mapping project along Bilberry Creek from Innes Road to the Ottawa River.
Hazard mapping for Bilberry Creek looks to identify:
i) flood risk hazards, and
ii) slope stability hazards
Phase 1: Flood Risk Hazard Mapping – complete
Phase 1: Flood Risk Hazard Mapping - complete
In 2019, the RVCA identified flood risk hazards in the area and produced a flood risk report and maps that identify areas along watercourses that are vulnerable to flooding and where new development is restricted or prohibited in accordance with provincial and municipal planning policies.
Properties in the regulated area require project review and approval prior to any construction projects (new buildings (sheds, garages), additions, swimming pools, etc.) from the Conservation Authority (Ontario Regulation 174/06, Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses).
The mapping is also used by the City of Ottawa for Official Plan and Zoning Schedule updates and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act.
Bilberry Creek Flood Risk Mapping from Innes Road to Ottawa River, October 2018
The report and maps were approved by the RVCA Board of Directors on July 25, 2019 and became effective and enforceable upon approval. Learn more about RVCA's regulations and approvals here.