Vittoria Dam is located on Mill Pond Road, Charlotteville, 0.65 km S of Vittoria Road (Lat. 42° 45′ 55″ N, Long. 80° 18′ 12″ W).
Long Point Region Conservation Authority (LPRCA), through their consultant Matrix Solutions Inc., is undertaking a Class Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Vittoria Dam. A Dam Safety Review (DSR) of the structure, commissioned by LPRCA and completed in 2015, identified that Vittoria Dam currently has a “High Hazard Potential” Classification, and does not meet current provincial safety standards. This Class EA study has been initiated to assess the existing site conditions and constraints, and to develop potential alternatives to address the identified issues at the dam which may include rehabilitation, replacement, or removal. More information will be posted to this page as the study progresses.
For the purposes of a Conservation Ontario Class EA, an “interested person” (or project stakeholder) is simply an individual or organization with an interest in a particular undertaking. Interested persons are not required to demonstrate that they will personally be affected by a particular undertaking. In essence, anyone is welcome to become an “interested person” and participate in the EA process.
Interested persons may participate by:
Responsibilities of Interested Persons
When a project is being planned and developed under a Class EA, interested persons are responsible for:
In addition to this public-facing website, a dedicated mailing list of known or anticipated interested persons has been created and serves as a means of disseminating project-related information. While all of the same project information is, or will be, made available on this website, any interested persons are also welcome to sign up for the mailing list as a means of ensuring connection to the project. Please reach out to either of the contacts identified here if you wish to be added to the list.
Questions and comments about the Vittoria Dam Class Environmental Assessment can be directed to:
David Proracki, Water Resources Analyst
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Tel: 519-842-4242 ext. 264
Scott Robertson, P.Eng., Senior Water Resources Engineer
Matrix Solutions Inc.
650 Woodlawn Road West, Unit 7B
Guelph, Ontario, N1K 1B8
The Public Information Centre (PIC) regarding the Vittoria Dam Class EA will be held on Thursday December 14, 2023 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM at the Simcoe Recreation Centre in the Norfolk Meeting Room located at 182 South Drive, Simcoe, ON. After the PIC is completed, all related and resultant materials such as notices, sign-in sheets, minutes, display materials, and comments received will be posted.
As another means of public engagement, the project also includes the formation of a dedicated Community Liaison Committee (CLC), whose members include local residents, aboriginal communities, culture and heritage organizations within the community, environmental groups, and fishing and hunting organizations.
The CLC will meet at least twice as the project progresses and be integrally involved in developing the project understanding, planning, considerations, and recommendations as a larger group with Matrix and the LPRCA.