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​​Alcona Flood Relief Project

In September 2019, we started a study that will help alleviate chronic flooding in the areas surrounding the Belle Aire Creek floodplain in the Town of Innisfil. The study area is located south of 6th Line, north of Belle Aire Beach Road, and east of 20th Sideroad to the shoreline of Lake Simcoe.

This study will be completed in partnership​ ​with the Town of Innisfil.

The project includes a Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA), public consultation and stakeholder partnership design process to advance a strategic wetland enhancement (green infrastructure) and a flood mitigation solution.​​

Project Updates

​Preliminary Public Consultation

The Town of Innisfil will host a public consultation on Tuesday, December 10 from 4 - 7pm at Innisfil Town Hall (2101 Innisfil Beach Rd.) in Community Rooms A and B. 

The purpose of this consultation is to provide project background, existing conditions and to present the potential green infrastructure solutions for input and feedback prior to evaluation and selection of a preferred alternative.

Anyone can attend the consultation and/or submit written comments regarding the flood relief options. Comments will be received at this public consultation.

For more information about the Flood Relief Project, contact:

Josh Maitland, P.Eng
Project Manager
jmaitland@grnland.com

Comments will be accepted by the Project Manager via email until January 14, 2020. Read the full ​consultation notice​.

Notice of Project Launch

September 20, 2019

​Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) has initiated a Conservation Authority Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) to alleviate chronic flooding in the existing developed areas around the Belle Aire Creek Floodplain, in the Town of Innisfil. The proposed study area is located south of 6th Line, north of Belle Aire Beach Road, and east of 20th Sideroad to the shoreline of Lake Simcoe.

The primary objective of this Class EA is to develop a flood protection solution that will reduce current flood risks in the project area for frequent flood events.

This study is being conducted in accordance with the Conservation Authority Class Environmental Assessment for Remedial Flood and Erosion Control Projects (Class EA) guidelines. The Class EA process looks at potential environmental, cultural and economic effects, develops alternatives, determines preferred measures, and incorporates mitigation methods. This type of EA includes public and agency consultation.

Project updates and notices will be posted on this page and on the Alcon​a NDMP Project website to inform the public of the Class EA's progress.