The SSMRCA owns, operates and maintains the Fort Creek Dam and Reservoir as well as five Flood Control Channels. Flood control services are provided through debris removal, grass cutting, maintenance and repairs to the flood control structures. This maintenance is essential to ensure the unobstructed flow of water from the northern portion of the watershed, through the City of Sault Ste. Marie to the St. Marys River.
Since its inception in 1963 the Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority (SSMRCA) has completed flood control projects:
- Bennett-West Davignon Diversion Channel
- Central Creek Flood Control Channel
- Clark Creek Flood Control Channel
- East Davignon Flood Control Channel
- Fort Creek Dam & Reservoir
Conservation Authorities have been on frontlines of flood risk mitigation and management for years.
For more information read the February 2017 article written by Jo-Anne Rzadki and Jane Lewington - "Preventing and Reducing the Impacts of Flooding Makes Good Business Sense" at Conservation Ontario.