Bruce Beach Drain

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and presented a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. The Have Your Say HK website is being used to collect community feedback about the current drainage issues affecting residents.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the project by reading the news article below or by watching the video. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know your concerns by sharing a story.

The Township of Huron-Kinloss is investigating drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. between Concessions 8 and 10. The Township became aware of flooding along the roadway in the fall of 2018 and has since signed a petition through the Drainage Act to investigate the issue further.

Council appointed Dietrich Engineering Ltd. under Section 4 (1)(c) of the Drainage Act to manage the Bruce Beach Rd. Drainage Project.

Dietrich Engineering Ltd has identified various drainage issues and presented a number of concepts to solve the drainage issues along Bruce Beach Rd. The Have Your Say HK website is being used to collect community feedback about the current drainage issues affecting residents.

Please take some time to familiarize yourself with the project by reading the news article below or by watching the video. We encourage you to ask questions and let us know your concerns by sharing a story.

Help us identify the drainage issues on Bruce Beach Rd. by sharing stories and photos here. 

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  • Lake Water Quality

    by Al, 4 months ago

    Protecting and preserving the quality of the lake water and the beach environment is paramount.  This is in everyone’s interest including:  those that live on the beach, use the beach and visit the beach.  The township needs to ensure that an attempt to solve one problem, doesn’t create another, larger and irreversible problem in the lake and beach environment.

    The township should also ensure that they don’t impose unnecessary costs of new sewer construction on Bruce Beach and Highland Drive property owners that could last for years to come, without first implementing lower cost prevention, containment and infiltration measures.  

    ... Continue reading

  • My thoughts

    by Heather, 4 months ago

    We have been seasonal residents over four generations for ninety five years. Issues which in the past were solved offer a cup of coffee and a handshake are now much more complicated. I will be repeating some points but in summary: I agree that the problem with runoff is a more recent one and is coming from the farms and newer homes. The solution should start at the source and would include insuring that each home has proper water management in place.  With the same proactive reasoning proposal #4 would be optimal. I would definitely not be in favour of... Continue reading

  • Highland Drive lot#320

    by john sanborn, 4 months ago

    I am only concerned with the concepts involved with the Highland Dr. drainage. I question the statement of frequent flooding in this area as it only happens in the spring and for a short duration. It did not flood this year 2019. I want to point out that the Bruce Beach Road graveled portion actually touches private property in the area of lots 318,320,322. If an under ground or above ground system is installed in this area it should be kept on municipal property. Perhaps this would be a good opportunity to center the road on the road allowance. I... Continue reading

  • Highland Perspective

    by 318 Highland, 4 months ago
    • I am ok with the status quo, do nothing option.
    • If pursed, Option 5 should be minimalist and potentially executed in a phased manner to assess its effectiveness and minimize its footprint.  An assessment of the impact on bank stability should be included. 
    • Preserve the beauty of the BB road as much as possible.
    • Keep the cost impact on property owners as low as possible.

     

  • Best Practice Based Approach to Bruce Beach Source- Storm Water Management

    by Joan123, 4 months ago
    Drain just above entrance to tennis courts bruce beach 20190417 175131

    Bruce Beach needs approaches/solutions to the Source - Storm Water Management affecting the beach that are based in evidence, with an assessment and environmental scan of the sources of the water and how it affects our environment/property/road.   Solutions are being proposed without the measurement/documentation of the sources of water, flow rates and the down stream impact. 

    Sources of water that residents on Bruce Beach Rd know about:

    ~ 60 new homes on Lake Range Rd, several on the west side have drainage tile exiting on the hill and flowing onto Bruce Beach Rd.  The picture attached of one such home on... Continue reading

  • IDENTIFY THE SOURCES OF WATER FLOWING ONTO BRUCE BEACH RD.

    by bmcpherson, 4 months ago

    I have been a resident for over 70 years, and have full year access to my property, although I do not live there full time. Hence, I drive along the road year round. Over the years, the amount of water on or overflowing the road has varied greatly, even in the same location. At times the road is dry, and at other times or years, it is very wet. In short, the problems are diverse and the source of problems in one area differs from that in another area. If nothing else, this study must identify the sources of excess... Continue reading

  • BRUCE BEACH RD. DRAIN PROJECT COMMENTS & CONCERNS

    by PhinSB140, 4 months ago


    We favour drainage plans designed to slow down and meter out water run-off from rain storms or spring snow-melt, so that large amounts are not injected into the lake rapidly. Run-off contains soil, vegetation, debris, and chemicals which are not good for the lake. The faster the run-off, the greater the quantities of these things carried in the water flows.

    Ideally, drainage plans should include surge reservoirs which moderate downstream flows and encourage materials settling and water seepage into the soil for natural filtration on route to the lake. This also helps maintain the ground water level which is good... Continue reading

  • Thoughts on the Concepts presented by DEL

    by pnewson, 4 months ago

    This is a note from Peter, Huron-Kinloss taxpayer at Bruce Beach.  Based on a conversation with his son David (who will eventually be a Huron Kinloss taxpayer).  David is a professional engineer and has over 10 years’ experience in an urban drainage setting. 

    Good Morning:

    Below are my thoughts on the issue and the various alternatives proposed by the Township through DEL.

    Very little has changed physically on the beach (from the bottom of the hill to the Lake) in the last 20 years that would contribute to the increased occurrence and magnitude in flooding events on the beach, so... Continue reading

  • Misconceptions

    by Brian, 4 months ago

    The flooding alone Bruce Beach Road south of Highland Dr. is a result of snow melt and rainfall during the annual Spring melt. It doesn't happen every year. It was bad last year, however due to gradual melting and little rain this Spring there has been no flooding. I am all in favour of alleviating this yearly cycle, but not by directing the water straight into the lake. The Township Road Allowance in this area is 40 feet wide. The road itself takes up about 20 feet. Therefore there is plenty of room for a ditch on each side of... Continue reading