Any activity in any area of the watershed affects the quality and quantity of water passing through downstream communities. A total watershed perspective is fundamental when addressing water and water related land management issues.
Mississippi Valley Conservation (MVC) regulates development within the flood plain and other environmental hazards to reduce risk to human life and property caused by inappropriate development practices. MVC provides comments and recommendations to assist municipalities in assessing the impact of development proposals in the watershed. MVC also administer the Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses Regulation Ont. Reg. 153/06.