About Us

The Kettle Creek Conservation Authority (KCCA) was incorporated by an Order in Council in 1965. In partnership with its member municipalities, and the Province of Ontario, the Authority manages the natural resources of the Kettle Creek watershed and devotes itself to water and land conservation projects. The Full Authority, or Board of Directors, makes program decisions and allocates funds. This body is comprised of ten representatives from municipalities within the watershed. Together the members develop programs that further the conservation, restoration, development and management of the natural resources of Kettle Creek watershed. 

Fast Facts about Kettle Creek

  • The Kettle Creek watershed is 520 square kilometres
  • Kettle Creek originates at an elevation of 267 metres above sea level and flows roughly 67 kilometres from Lake Whittaker through St. Thomas and finally empties into Lake Erie at Port Stanley with an average gradient of 1 metre per kilometre.
  • Kettle Creek has a number of tributaries including Salt Creek, Mill Creek and Beaver Creek, but Dodd Creek is the most significant. 
  • Kettle Creek watershed is part of the Carolinian life zone. Affectionately termed the banana belt this zone boasts the warmest average annual temperatures and the longest frost free seasons and the mildest winters in Ontario.
  • Tree species such as maple, beech, birch, white and red oak, walnut, elm and ash are predominate in the area. There are a few stands of hemlock, cedar, tamarack and white pine.
  • Kettle Creek

    Sub Watersheds of Kettle Creek