The Town is undertaking a Shoreline Management Plan as one of the recommended flood mitigation strategies.

The Shoreline Management Plan will determine the best ways to identify and manage flood and erosion risk to the developed shoreline of Lake St. Clair and Pike Creek and will also determine opportunities where partners, stakeholders and landowners can work together to identify, manage and reduce the risk of flooding and erosion due to high lake levels and wave action.

The Shoreline Management Plan has been incorporated within the five-year Public Works & Environmental Services Capital Works Plan that was approved by Council at the December 10, 2019 Council meeting. Zuzek Inc. has been retained to assist the Town with developing this Plan.

Public consultation is an important part of this project. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, traditional Public Information Centres (PIC) will not be possible; however, virtual PICs have been organized to ensure residents have the opportunity to provide information, ask questions and participate in the process.

Public Information Centre No. 2

PIC No. 2 was held via two virtual Sessions on Tuesday, April 20, 2021. The PIC was also live streamed on the Town's website for those wishing to view the meeting without participating in the discussion.

PIC No. 2 provided an update on the work plan, shared the latest research on climate change, provided an overview of the methodology to integrate coastal storm flooding (lake) and rainfall events (interior), presented preliminary results of the flood risk analysis for lake and interior flooding, identified potential economic damages with different flooding scenarios and introduced the concept of adaptation options to reduce future flood risk. A detailed presentation was followed by a question and answer period and an overview of the next steps.

The live recording of the presentation and post-session survey are provided below. We encourage you to review the information and provide your comments. 

Public Information Centre #2 - session recordings

Presentation Slides from PIC No. 2  

Please complete the Post-Session Survey from PIC No. 2 Here

PIC No. 1

The first PIC, held October 29, 2020, provided an overview of the project and work plan, summarized the preliminary findings from the field work, and presented examples of flood hazard mitigation, climate change adaptation and emergency response. The recording from PIC No. 1 is provided below.

 Public Information Centre #1 - session recordings

 Complete Post-Session Survey Here

 The Shoreline Management Plan is expected to take approximately one year to complete.