June 19, 2018, Carleton Place – After years of restoration work, the Carp River is now a thriving recreation and education destination for thousands of City of Ottawa residents. The restoration included reconstructing the channel into a meandering river, creating fish habitat pools an
Canoe the Carp Set for May 1 April 5, Carleton Place—The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA), the Friends of the Carp River and Trailhead Paddle Shack, are teaming up to host the second “Canoe the Carp River.” The event will be held on Sunday, May 1 between 10AM and 3PM.
City Stream Watch program targets urban watercourses for monitoring The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority is part of the City Stream Watch collaborative formed in 2014. The group includes 10 agencies monitoring City of Ottawa streams. These agencies include: Rideau Valley Cons
Working with the community to restore vitality to Ottawa’s Little River CARLETON PLACE, November 3, 2014 – Carp River Care is good news for the Carp River and its tributaries as they receive some much needed attention to improve the quality of water flowing past their ba
The melting of snow along with spring rain can create serious flooding and devastating effects caused by flood waters. Forecasting possible flooding, and warning residents along the Mississippi and Carp Rivers and their tributaries of the danger, are key responsibilities of Mississipp
Frazil ice begins forming when turbulent, open water becomes super-cooled (i.e., water temperatures reach 0 degrees Celsius, or colder) normally when windchill drops below minus 18C. Frazil ice is characterized as fine particles of ice suspended in the flowing water and resembles slus
MVCA and Friends of the Carp River are addressing concerns about the state of the Carp River The Carp River has been studied extensively since 2000, helping the Conservation Authority better understand the unique characteristics of this watershed, identify areas for improvement, and