Petite rivière aux Ormes

Dam and water intake for man-made pond

Waterfront property

Culvert on Alcida road

rush cutting on right bank

Man-made pond

PR Ormes 01

Friday, August 6, 2010

Issue:

The brook flows in a big field and crosses Alcida road with 2 culverts (1.05 m). A private road follows the brook upstream up to the headwater of the river. Property with short cut grass up to the riverbank on the left bank. Farm tractor is brush cutting very close to the stream along the banks. Man-made pond at the end of the property where the stream is blocked and diverted into the pond.

Action Required:

Landowner education on the importance of maintaining an adequate buffer zone on his property and the effects of a man-made pond on water quality. Restore the buffer zone by planting shrubs or by letting nature take its course by leaving a strip of untouched vegetation along the stream.

Update

July 5 2017

Dam and water intake for man-made pond

Dam and water intake for man-made pond

Man-made pond

Update:

The artificial pond is still present. The vegetation has resumes lives on the banks and the retention of water has improved. A 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