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Class Environmental Assessment Study

Whiskey Creek Drainage Improvements at Minet’s Point

The City has initiated a Schedule B Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (MCEA) Study to address the frequency of Whiskey Creek flooding from The Boulevard to Kempenfelt Bay.

Status: Notice of Study Commencement has been issued. The City has retained Tatham Engineering Limited to complete a detailed evaluation of the existing condition and undertake an investigation of alternatives.

Consultant: Tatham Engineering Limited

Study Level: Schedule B Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Purpose: Alternative drainage solutions will be developed and evaluated based on their natural, physical, social, cultural, and economic impacts and the opportunities and constraints of the project.

Scope: The Study Area encompasses the Whiskey Creek floodplain from the outlet at Kempenfelt Bay to just upstream of The Boulevard. The key considerations of the assessment will include impacts to property, existing infrastructure, emergency access, transportation routes, and natural heritage.​

Frequently Asked Questions

Why was this not completed as part of the City-Wide Drainage Master Plan?

The impacts to the various key considerations were not able to be assessed under enough detail within the scope of the City-wide Master Plan. A site-specific study is required to further evaluate the alternatives.

Will this project eliminate all flooding in the area of Minet's Point?

There are two types of flooding that occur in the Minet's Point neighbourhood. These include creek flooding (due to Whiskey Creek overtopping its banks) and lake flooding (due to Lake Simcoe water levels being high). This study will focus on flooding due to Whiskey Creek.

When will the project happen?

The timeline for construction will depend on the selected Preferred Alternative, impacts to existing infrastructure, as well as the City’s capital planning process.

Will Minet’s Point Park be impacted by this project?

The impacts to Minet’s Point Park will not be fully understood until the preferred alternative is selected. One of the key considerations is to minimize impacts to the park during construction.

How do I stay informed with updates on this project?

Please email ​Lingling.He@barrie.ca to be added to the mailing list.


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