Modelling Guidance for Seaton Lands Urbanizing Watershed
Stormwater from urban areas has continuously contributed to degradation of stream health in Ontario, despite a number of measures being put in place for new developments. More recently, a Low Impact Development (LID) approach, aimed at controlling the rain runoff at the source, has been promoted and implemented. This project will focus on developing a novel approach for computer modelling of LID and legacy stormwater management practices to better inform the decision making and approval of such practices in new developments. The methodology will be tested and applied on headwaters of Duffins Creek, where the watershed land is currently undergoing significant development and that is also being closely monitored.