A Comprehensive Stream Study
The continued deterioration of water quality, the destruction of wildlife habitats and the limited potential for recreational use are three of the major adverse effects of urban development and past watershed management practices evident in a number of small streams in Southern Ontario. One such stream, the Little River in Windsor, flows northward from the rural areas of the Township of Sandwich South through the eastern end of the City of Windsor where it discharges to the Detroit River. The Little River has been the subject of a study initiated by the City of Windsor and the Ministry o the Environment (MOE) to quantify the various point and nonpoint pollutant discharges to the Little River, to assess the relative impacts of pollutant sources on the river's ecosystem and to develop a strategy for mitigating the effects of these pollutant sources and improving the health of the stream.
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