Aux Ormes River

Shed located on unstable bank

Waterfront property

Eroded bank

Waterfront property really close to the river

Waterfront property

Man-made rock dam

Ormes 11

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Issue:

Cluster of cottages on left bank. Big boulders on the bank at some places as rip-rap. Short cut grass up to the river. Man-made rock dam. Stream banks are moderately eroded. Most of the cottages are really close to the river. There is a shed located on an unstable bank at less than a meter from the river.

Action Required:

Landowner education on the importance of maintaining an adequate buffer zone on their property. The stream banks should be stabilized in order to slow down erosion and reduce sedimentation in the river. Restore the buffer zone by planting shrubs or by letting nature take its course by leaving a strip of untouched vegetation along the stream.

Negligible alteration

Minor alteration. Must follow site

Alteration with possibility of impact

Alteration with impact. Recommended intervention.

Full restoration

incomplete restoration or monitor

Restoration to be completed