Urban Milton Flood Hazard Mapping Study

Public Information Centre # 2 - update

Due to COVID-19 restrictions around indoor public gatherings, we have adjusted the format for our Public Information Centre #2 (PIC) for the Urban Milton Flood Hazard mapping project, which was originally scheduled for March 24, 2020. The objective for this PIC#2 is to provide an update on progress, and share the draft study results. We encourage you to review the Draft Study Results, and share any feedback that may be helpful for us as we finalize the study. There are still steps in this study before the mapping is finalized, and another PIC will be scheduled.

This page includes the draft results from the study to date, information on how to educate and protect yourself from flooding, and a way to provide feedback and ask questions. We will do our best to respond to all inquiries within 5 business days.

Draft Study Results : Urban Milton Flood Hazard Mapping Study

Conservation Halton retained Greck and Associates to complete updated models and mapping for the west branch of Sixteen Mile Creek, which runs through Urban Milton. A summary of the draft study and its findings can be accessed at the link below:

Urban Milton Flood Hazard Mapping PIC #2

Note: Mapping provided within the link above shows the extent of the floodplain determined by Greck and Associates (as of March 22, 2020), but is not representative of the scale or additional detail (such as the location and output associated with modeled cross sections) associated with the Floodplain Maps that will be included in the final report. This information will be available to the public at the next PIC, once the draft mapping associated with the Area of Further Study has been finalized.

About the Floodplain Maps

The floodlines shown on the map are draft and reflect flood hazards where updated mapping has been done. This mapping does not show Conservation Halton’s regulation limit mapping. Additional hazards or regulated areas may be present within this area.

Under Ontario Regulation 162/06, Conservation Halton regulates:

  1. all development in or adjacent to river or stream valleys, wetlands, shorelines or hazardous lands;
  2. alterations to a river, creek, stream or watercourse; and
  3. interference with wetlands.

More information related to Conservation Halton’s regulation, policies and regulatory mapping can be found here.

Areas identified as ‘Area of Further Study’ will be subject to additional analysis. Future consultations will occur prior to finalizing the floodlines, and prior to approval by Conservation Halton’s Board of Directors.

How to Protect Yourself

The following information can help get you started in thinking about emergency preparedness and developing an emergency plan for you and your family:

Halton Region has compiled information on what you can do before, during, and after a flood to safeguard yourself and your family:

Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources has compiled some emergency management facts on floods

Environment Canada also has information on what you can do before, during, and after a flood to safeguard yourself and your family.

Conservation Halton applies a multi-pronged approach to helping to protect area residents from flooding and erosion. More information is available here. One of those measures is Conservation Halton’s Flood Forecasting and Warning System, which provides advance notice of potential flooding to municipal partners, emergency responders, and the media.

Inquiries and Guidance

If you have feedback questions or inquiries, please contact Conservation Halton:

Amy Mayes, P. Eng.
Coordinator, Floodplain Mapping
amayes@hrca.on.ca 
905 336 1158 x 2302

We will do our best to respond to you within 5 business days, if not sooner.

Please note that all comments and inquires submitted will be subject to the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, and with the exception of personal information, may be released upon request. Written submissions will be included in the final study report.