Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) - NOTICE OF FILING OF ADDENDUM FOR REVIEW SHABOMEKA LAKE DAM REHABILITATION CLASS ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Posted On Monday January 06, 2020

The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) has now completed a review of the Project Plan Report regarding the preliminary design for repairs or reconstruction of the Shabomeka Lake Dam located on Lot 23, Concession XII, Barrie Ward, North Frontenac Township. This project is being considered to increase the lifespan of the dam which currently faces deficiencies from a dam safety perspective.

As a results of comments received during the review of the Project Plan Report an Addendum Report has been prepared in accordance with the Class Environmental Assessment for Remedial Flood and Erosion Control Projects, approved for projects of this type. As described in the Project Plan Report and the Addendum Report, the Preferred Alternative is embankment rehabilitation and control structure reconstruction. The Preferred Alternative reduces the construction impact zone to the existing dam location, does not create any new areas of disturbance and can be completed well within the winter period when lake levels are lowered on a typical annual basis and when it will have the least social-economic disturbance.


Interested persons are invited to review this addendum document on the Conservation Authority’s website at: http://mvc.on.ca or at the Conservation Authority office, 10970 Highway 7, Carleton Place.


You may provide written comments to this office, within 15 calendar days from the date of this notice to:


John Price, Project Manager, Director, Water Resources Engineering
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
10970 Highway 7
Carleton Place, ON, K7C 3P1
Phone: 613-253-0006 Ext. 258 Fax: 613-253-0122
jprice@mvc.on.ca


Subject to comments received as a result of this study and the receipt of necessary approvals and funding, MVCA intends to proceed with the construction of this project. If any individual feels that serious environmental concerns remain unresolved after consulting with Conservation Authority staff, it is their right to request that the project be subject to a Part II Order by the Minister of the Environment. Part II Order requests must be received by the Minister, with a copy to the Conservation Authority, at the following address within 15 calendar days (January 17, 2020) following the date of this Notice:


Minister of the Environment
135 St. Clair Avenue West, 15th Floor
Toronto, Ontario
M4V 1P5