Aux Ormes River - South Branch

Various culverts on private forestry road

Culverts obstructed upstream

South Branch Ormes 10

Monday, August 23, 2010


Private woodlot with forestry road that crosses the stream with five culverts (1 big and 4 small). Woody debris obstruction in front of culvert inlet and braided stream channel. Wooden frame on the banks around the culverts. Big pool downstream from the culverts. Moderate erosion on the stream banks with lots of sediments on the stream bed. Future mine site in the area.

Action Required:

A follow-up is required to monitor the effects of the new mine on the river. Remove the woody debris obstruction in front of the culverts before they are completely obstructed. The stream banks should be stabilized in order to slow down erosion and reduce sedimentation in the river.


July 6 2017

Cleaned culverts


The culverts have been cleaned. The mine never came into existence. The owner has been contacted and the bridge will be renovated soon. Follow-up is recommended.

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