Project Status: Active
The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) has completed a hazard mapping study for the Jock River between Ashton Station Road and approximately the south limit of the community of Franktown. This section of the Jock River is being hazard mapped for the first time; however, both the Goodwood Marsh and Franktown Swamp (both Provincially Significant Wetlands and both within the study limits) have been regulated since 2006.
These maps have been traditionally known as “floodplain mapping” or “regulation mapping” and they show areas that are prone to natural hazards such as flooding, erosion and natural environment features such as wetlands.
When completed, the mapping will be used by Beckwith Township when updating their Official Plan and Zoning Schedules and in the review of development applications under the Planning Act. RVCA will also use the mapping to guide the review of development applications submitted under the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation.
Due to Covid 19, we are not holding an in-person public open house. Instead, we invite you to contact an RVCA Resource Specialists at 613-692-3571 (toll-free 1-800-267-3504) extension 1193 or 1132 or . If you prefer, we can book individual or small group meetings on-line or in person to discuss local impacts and concerns. This is also an opportunity to learn how flood risks and slope stability hazards may affect shoreline management and/or development in Beckwith Township. Authority staff welcome historical records of past flood events, slope failure, erosion, news clippings, photographs and even anecdotal stories to help confirm the reasonableness of calculations and resulting hazard mapping.
This study is just one of several ongoing hazard mapping studies taking place in the watershed. For a complete list on ongoing work, click here.