Watershed Management

Why do we need to have a healthy watershed?

Watershed ManagementWatershed management is the process that Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) uses to answer that question.

Watershed management recognizes that everything in a watershed is connected. The quality of water in one area of the watershed results from the interaction of upstream features including the habitats and communities of plants, animals and humans. Natural processes such as erosion and flooding also play a role.

KCCA’s environmental monitoring program examines all these components in order to determine their historic and existing conditions. After the data is analyzed staff can make sound decisions on how and where to spend funding dollars on stewardship projects will have the most improvement on the watershed’s future health.