A watershed is an area of land that catches rain and snowmelt that flows or seeps into a marsh, stream, river, lake or groundwater. Homes, farms, cottages, forests, small towns, big cities and more are all within watersheds. Most watersheds cross municipal, provincial and even international borders. Watersheds come in all shapes and sizes and can vary from millions of acres, like the land that drains into the Great Lakes, to a few acres that drain into a pond.
Hamilton Conservation Authority has seven major watersheds within its boundaries. They are the Spencer Creek, Borer’s Creek, Chedoke Creek, Red Hill Creek, and Stoney/Battlefield Creek as well as Stoney Creek numbered watercourses and Urban Hamilton. These watersheds are made up of smaller subwatersheds whose creeks and tributaries connect to the major watershed creek (Spencer Creek, Red Hill Creek etc.) which eventually flow into Lake Ontario.
Please take a few minutes to read factsheets about some of the watersheds in Hamilton Conservation Authority’s jurisdiction that have Stewardship Action Plans developed for them.
Red Hill Creek Watershed
- Greenhill Creek Subwatershed
- Hannon Creek Subwatershed
- Upper Davis Creek Subwatershed
- Upper Ottawa Creek Subwatershed
Spencer Creek Watershed
- Ancaster Creek Subwatershed
- Flamborough Creek Subwatershed
- Fletcher Creek Subwatershed
- Logie’s Creek Subwatershed
- Lower Spencer Creek Subwatershed
- Restoration Work in Lower Spencer Creek
- Middle Spencer Creek Subwatershed
- Spring Creek Subwatershed
- Sulphur Creek Subwatershed
- Sydenham Creek Subwatershed
- Tiffany Creek Subwatershed
- Upper Spencer Creek Subwatershed
- West Spencer Creek Subwatershed
- Westover Creek Subwatershed
If you have questions please contact us.
Hamilton Conservation Authority
P.O. Box 81067, 838 Mineral Springs Road
Ancaster, ON L9G 4X1
Cherish Gamble, Watershed Stewardship Technician
Jeff Stock, Watershed Stewardship Technician