Phase Two Projects: How are we currently managing the Watershed?

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The goal of the Phase Two Projects is to review the practice and policies that are in place to manage the Watershed and identify gaps and areas of improvement for a sustainable future. This phase of projects will start in Summer 2021 and includes retaining consultants to carry out the projects described below. The results of these projects will be posted on the District of Muskoka website.

Water management plan review scoping study

The Scoping Study will build on existing water quality data, and other information gathered and will include:

  • An assessment of the root causes of flooding in the Muskoka River Watershed, and
  • Identification of potential approaches to short-term flood mitigation

Examine watershed-scale flood mitigation options

This review will build on information gathered to identify options to support watershed-wide flood mitigation approaches, including:

  • Environmental, economical, social, and fiscal impacts; and
  • Cost estimates for potential flood mitigation modifications

Review Land Use Policy

Review land-use policies by municipality, including a characterization of environment-first approach for watershed-scale management and recommendations for consistent land-use policies in the Muskoka River Watershed, including:

  • A catalogue of local Muskoka priorities, major consistencies and inconsistencies, and enforcement status across relevant municipal and provincial jurisdictions; and
  • A characterization of best-in-class land-use policy for watershed-scale management based on scans of what other jurisdictions are doing.

Stay Informed:

To receive Integrated Watershed Management updates and to stay informed of all environmental initiatives being undertaken by the District, please subscribe to our courtesy notice list by entering your email address in the "Stay Informed" tool (located at the top right-hand corner of this page on your desktop, or scroll down on your mobile device) and click the subscribe button.

The goal of the Phase Two Projects is to review the practice and policies that are in place to manage the Watershed and identify gaps and areas of improvement for a sustainable future. This phase of projects will start in Summer 2021 and includes retaining consultants to carry out the projects described below. The results of these projects will be posted on the District of Muskoka website.

Water management plan review scoping study

The Scoping Study will build on existing water quality data, and other information gathered and will include:

  • An assessment of the root causes of flooding in the Muskoka River Watershed, and
  • Identification of potential approaches to short-term flood mitigation

Examine watershed-scale flood mitigation options

This review will build on information gathered to identify options to support watershed-wide flood mitigation approaches, including:

  • Environmental, economical, social, and fiscal impacts; and
  • Cost estimates for potential flood mitigation modifications

Review Land Use Policy

Review land-use policies by municipality, including a characterization of environment-first approach for watershed-scale management and recommendations for consistent land-use policies in the Muskoka River Watershed, including:

  • A catalogue of local Muskoka priorities, major consistencies and inconsistencies, and enforcement status across relevant municipal and provincial jurisdictions; and
  • A characterization of best-in-class land-use policy for watershed-scale management based on scans of what other jurisdictions are doing.

Stay Informed:

To receive Integrated Watershed Management updates and to stay informed of all environmental initiatives being undertaken by the District, please subscribe to our courtesy notice list by entering your email address in the "Stay Informed" tool (located at the top right-hand corner of this page on your desktop, or scroll down on your mobile device) and click the subscribe button.

  • Requests for Proposals Issued for Remaining Phase 1 and 2 Projects

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    The Request for Proposal process is underway for the remaining Phase 1 and Phase 2 projects that make up the Making Waves: Integrated Watershed Management Initiative. Competition closes on October 4th, and it is anticipated that the selected consultants will begin work on the projects later this fall.

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