Coldwater Creek Restoration Projects
Eastons Creek Restoration Project
Eastons Creek is located about 45 minutes northwest of Perth, Ontario in the Mississippi River Watershed. Waddle Creek, one of the few remaining coldwater brook trout creeks in this watershed, flows into Eastons Creek and continues into the Clyde River. This project increased stream cover through tree planting to shade and cool the water at Eastons Creek and increased shoreline habitat.
Long Sault Creek Restoration Project
As part of Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s Recreational Fisheries Conservation Partnerships Funding Program for 2016, Long Sault Creek, located northwest of Perth, Ontario, was the location of a 1km cold water creek restoration. Long Sault Creek is one of five cold water streams within the Mississippi Valley Watershed and has been identified as one of the only native spawning brook trout creeks in Lanark County.
Pauls Creek Restoration Project
Pauls Creek is a cold water creek located in Lanark Highlands Township within Lanark County, northwest of Perth, Ontario. Pauls Creek flows directly into Dalhousie Lake which drains into the Mississippi River. Pauls Creek is one of five cold water streams within the Mississippi Valley Watershed and has been stocked annually with brook trout by the Ministry of Natural Resources & Forestry.
Waddle Creek – Brook Trout Restoration
Waddle Creek is a cold water creek located in Lanark Highlands Township. Waddles Creek is a reach of Eastons Creek which flows into the Clyde River which drains into the Mississippi River. Waddle Creek is one of five cold water streams within the Mississippi Valley Watershed.
Coldwater streams are significant tributaries in the proper function of natural ecosystems as they help to moderate temperatures in the larger rivers and lakes they flow into. Not only are these streams water temperature regulators, they also provide nursery habitat for many fish species including brook trout which require the cold temperatures and high dissolved oxygen levels that these creeks possess.