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Carp Creek Environmental Assessment

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A Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) was initially completed for the Carp Creek Embankment Restoration from September 2017 to December 2018.

A portion of the south embankment of Carp Creek is excessively eroding, resulting in a steep cut or "scarp" that will continue to erode adjacent public property if no action is taken.

Through the EA process, it was determined that the Technically Preferred Alternative was to partially realign Carp Creek, install a live crib wall, and provide plantings and erosion protection to protect the toe of slope and other points along the creek. However, upon further consultation during the detail design phase, the City of Ottawa requested that an alternative design concept be considered. The new alternative, based on natural channel principles, is intended to provide more room for the creek’s natural functions and will reduce the amount of infrastructure requiring long-term maintenance.
In advance of revising the Class EA, MVCA and City of Ottawa staff will be safely meeting with affected residents on-site to present
the new alternative and receive their feedback. Shortly after this meeting, an addendum to the Class EA will be prepared, and a public information session will be held on-line to present the results to the general public.