Subwatershed Studies

Completed and ongoing watershed plans in Wellington County are shown in the County Official Plan. Where appropriate land use policies are included in the Official Plan to implement completed watershed plans.

The following watershed or subwatershed studies are in process in the County of Wellington:

Black Creek Subwatershed Study

  • Town of Erin
  • West of Wellington Road 125 to the west side of Ballinafad and extending north to Sideroad 5
  • Status: Phase 1 assessment of existing subwatershed nearing completion

Community Planning Study Area Subwatershed Study

  • Township of Centre Wellington
  • North of the Grand River generally between Fergus and Elora/Salem, including Wellington Place
  • Status: Phase 1 assessment of existing subwatershed complete

East Side Subwatersheds Study

  • Guelph/Eramosa
  • Large watershed area on the east side of Waterloo Region that extends into the southwest of Wellington County
  • Status: Ongoing

North West Fergus Subwatershed Study (also known as "Nichol Drain Subwatershed)

  • Township of Centre Wellington
  • North of Wellington Place, between Fergus and Elora/Salem
  • Status: Phase 1 assessment of existing subwatershed complete

Shaw's Creek Subwatershed Study

  • Town of Erin
  • Bounded by Winston Churchill Boulevard on the east and Townline Road to the north
  • Status: Phase 1 assessment of existing subwatershed nearing completion