HCA is implementing an Integrated Subwatershed Study of Lower Spencer Creek. The science-based study will investigate the health of the creek and its watershed and how it responds to change. Historic data will be analyzed and supplemented with on-going field work to fully characterize the system. A representative model will be developed so that we can see how the creek will react to change in the future. We will be investigating approaches to improve the health of the system through remediation of existing erosion sites, removal of barriers to fish passage, and reduction of flooding problems through Dundas. We will also see how the creek responds to changes in future conditions such as climate change and future development and establish a strategy to mitigate negative impacts. The study will form the basis for our management plan for this area.
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