What is a Watershed?
There are two meanings to a watershed. The first is the area that the CRCA has jurisdiction over. The whole area from the Bay of Quinte to Brockville. This actually contains ten watersheds or drainage basins.
A watershed is all lands drained by a river or stream and its tributaries. It is usually defined by a height of land. Another term for watershed would be a drainage basin.
Our Services and Facilities
Managing our watershed resources is a major undertaking that calls upon CRCA's staff members, foresters, engineers, wildlife experts, ecologists, geologists, economists, planners, local municipal members, and volunteers to work together with farmers, developers, educators, lawyers and ordinary citizens. We deliver a wide range of services, activities and facilities which include:
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- Watershed strategies and management
- Mapping and development of a natural resources information database for our watershed
- Agriculture and rural landowner assistance
- Environmental education and information programming
- Land acquisition
- Outdoor recreation
- Environmental land use planning
- Habitat protection
- Flooding and erosion protection
- Sensitive wetlands, flood plains and valley land protection
- Water quality and quantity monitoring