Watershed Report Card
The Watershed Report Card (WRC) provides a snapshot of current conditions in the Kettle Creek watershed and helps to identify environmental issues that need to be protected, restored or managed. The report cards allow Conservation Authorities and partners to better target programs and measure environmental change. Over the past five years, Kettle Creek Conservation Authority has been working with landowners, municipalities, government agencies and community groups to improve the health of the Kettle Creek watershed.
The Watershed Report Cards are designed to be an ongoing product with a schedule of reporting once every five years. The three standard resource categories measured in the report cards are Surface Water Quality, Forest Conditions and Groundwater Quality with a set of environmental indicators for each category. KCCA’s Watershed Report Cards incorporate an optional fourth resource category called Wetland Conditions.
The 2023 Watershed Report Card is KCCA’s fourth report card and covers the time period from 2018 to 2022 inclusive. Results were calculated using the Conservation Ontario watershed report card guidelines (2022) with input from several committees for each environmental indicator.
KCCA’s next Watershed Report Card will be released in 2028.