The Rideau Valley Conservation Authority has recently published a report on the Middle Rideau Subwatershed. This report summarizes the subwatershed’s health by looking at four indicators: forests, wetlands, shorelines and water quality.
The Middle Rideau is in the middle of the Rideau system and drains over 825 square kilometres. Water flows from the higher, rocky Rideau Lake Subwatershed into the flatter, farmland of the Middle Rideau Subwatershed. The subwatershed includes communities such as Jasper, Lombardy, Smiths Falls, Merrickville and Motts Mills. Water flows through the Middle Rideau on to the Lower Rideau at Burritts Rapids.
Click here for a link to the report.