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Altering a Waterway


  A stream is sensitive to changes in its channel or shoreline. Altering a stream may harm water quality, or increase siltation and the risk of flooding. For these reasons, you cannot straighten, change, divert or interfere with the channel of a river, creek or other watercourse without a permit from the RVCA. If you do any of this work without permission, you are violating provincial and federal legislation.

Call us before you undertake any work in a stream or waterway.

For preliminary inquiries, contact:
LandOwner Resource Centre
1.800.267.3504 (toll free in 613 exchange area)

If you have an application submitted to the RVCA regarding your project, contact:
Rideau Valley Conservation Authority
1.800.267.3504 (toll free in 613 exchange area)

Text courtesy Grand River Conservation Authority