This guide provides a general overview of CVC’s regulations and identifies farming activities that may require consultation and/or regulatory approvals.
Credit Valley Conservation developed this factsheet to standardize scour assessments in the Credit River Watershed. Infrastructure (such as sewers, utilities, bridge footings, etc.) crossing a watercourse is generally required to be installed below the scour depth.
Guidelines developed to assist landscape architects or other professionals in preparing planting plans for stormwater management (SWM) wet ponds. Provides guidance on the moisture zones present in a typical SWM wet pond, plant selection, seed mixes, calculations of plant materials, stocking sizes, and topsoil and site preparation.
Credit Valley Conservation’s updated
watershed planning and regulation policies provide the parameters against
which CVC administers Ontario Regulation 160/06 under Section 28 of the Conservation
Ecosystem offsetting is an approach to offset the adverse impacts of land use change on the natural heritage system through the creation or restoration of natural features. This guideline applies only after the decision to offset has been made by the approval authority.
The overarching objective of this document is to provide ESC practitioners, developers and regulatory agencies with up-to-date, relevant, clear and practical guidance on the effective application of erosion and sediment control measures.
These guidelines have been developed to provide direction to practitioners for those features that are not clearly covered by existing policy and legislation as being important eco-hydrological features (e.g. perennial streams and provincially significant wetlands), but may contribute to the overall health of a watershed.
These Fluvial Geomorphology Guidelines have been developed to provide CVC staff and applicants with guidance on when and what fluvial geomorphological analyses are required.
This document provides guidelines and recommendations to protect, preserve, and restore healthy soils in areas impacted by development or site alteration within or directly adjacent to natural and restored features. It sets minimum standards for soil health and quantity to ensure suitable growing conditions for vegetation.
This study provides mapping and delineates hazards that occur along the Lake Ontario shoreline within the jurisdiction of the CVC. Hazards considered include erosion hazards, flood hazards including wave-uprush and other water related hazards, and dynamic beach hazards.
Document contains CVC species list for planting plans within the Credit River Watershed, CVC seed mixes and CVC cover crop selection guideline.
The ESC plan should clearly describe to all users of the plan the controls and measures necessary to protect receiving water bodies and natural features during construction. These notes (and additional notes) may be required following consultation with CVC.
This Stormwater Management Guideline replaces the Stormwater Management Criteria (2012). The new document reflects climate change, new technologies, and policy directions. The SWM Guide supplements CVC’s Planning and Development Administrative Procedural Manual (CVC, 2011), with more detailed direction regarding the Stormwater Management component of development approvals.
The Technical Guidelines provides guidance to staff of the Steering Committee agencies and Consultants undertaking flood hazard mapping studies for those agencies; a consistent approach in the development of flood hazard maps; and establishes “good engineering practice” in the development of flood hazard maps. This will provide a technical framework for evaluating the acceptability andadequacy of flood hazard maps during Regulatory and technical reviews.
CVC’s Technical Guidelines for Watercourse Crossings provide guidance to applicants on the design and submission requirements of watercourse crossings within the Credit River Watershed.