Little River Watershed Regulatory Floodplain Mapping Update – Notice of Public Information Centre

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

a floodplain map of the little river

To meet the future growth needs of the City of Windsor (City), 2,600 hectares of land in the former Township of Sandwich South was transferred from the Town of Tecumseh to the City of Windsor in 2002. Sandwich South, which is located on the southeast side of the City of Windsor, is primarily rural but includes the Windsor Airport and residential homes. The City has designated this as an area for future growth over the next 20 years and will include a variety of residential, commercial, institutional and industrial land uses.

As part of the overall Master Servicing Plan (Plan) being completed for the Sandwich South Study Area by the City, the Essex Region Conservation Authority (ERCA) is in the process of updating the Regulatory Floodplain Maps for the Little River Watershed which includes the primary Little River Drain and its respective tributary watercourses. The floodline mapping update is being completed in accordance with current federal and provincial requirements to determine a better representation of existing floodlines and to support development growth in the area with floodproofing requirements.

The project team has completed the technical analysis component for the Floodplain Study and is now in the public consultation stage of the process. This process is important, as it provides stakeholders a chance to review the updated floodlines for the area, understand any potential impacts on currently owned land and provide feedback.

We are now launching the Public Information Centre (P.I.C.)for this project!

This P.I.C. includes:

  • Summary of the Federal and Provincial Regulation Floodplain Mapping Process;
  • Understanding of ERCA’s Regulation and Duty;
  • Technical Summary of the Study and General Findings; and
  • Introduction to the proposed Two-Zone Floodplain Policy for the Watershed

There will be a live presentation by our project team on November 17, 2021, which will discuss the topics above and include a question and answer period at the end of the presentation. See below for information on how to access the presentation.

Interested in attending the November 17th Zoom presentation?

The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes, followed by a 1 hour Question &Answer period.

Date and Time: November 17th, 2021, from 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Location and Registration: The presentation will be held via Zoom. This link will access the live presentation.

This link will open more information about the Public Information Session, including a map of the Little River Floodplain.



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