TRCA Flood Dykes and Berms

Flood control dyke is a long wall or embankment built to prevent flooding from a river course. A  berm is a flat strip of land, raised bank, or terrace bordering a river used for flood mitigation.

Dixie Dundas Channel & Dyke

TRCA Channels
Dixie Dundas Channel
TRCA Flood Control
Dixie Dundas Dyke

Historically the channel overtopped frequently during the spring freshet. The new channel provides flood protection from the 100-year storm (i.e. 1% chance of occurring in a given year)

WatershedEtobicoke Creek |   Location:  Located at Dixie Rd. and Golden Orchard Dr., Mississauga |   Construction Date:  1990

Bolton Dyke/Channel

Flood Control Structures
Bolton Channel
TRCA Flood Control Structures
Bolton Channel

The channel was constructed to provide flood protection for the community of Bolton to the 500-year flood level (0.002% chance of occurring in a given year).

WatershedHumber River  |   Location:  Highway 50 and King St., Bolton |   Construction Date:  1983

Etobicoke Creek Levee

TRCA Flood Control
Etobicoke Creek Levee

The levee extension was constructed to protect homes on Meadowland Drive and the Brampton Shopping Plaza from flood flows.

WatershedEtobicoke Creek |   Location:  Centennial Park, Brampton |   Construction Date:  1967

Pickering Ajax Dyke

TRCA Flood Control
Etobicoke Creek Levee
TRCA Flood Control
Etobicoke Creek Levee

The area experienced flooding on an almost annual basis. The dyke was constructed to provide flood protection for the 500 year flood level (0.2 % chance of occurring in a given year).

Watershed Duffins Creek |   Location:  Kingston Rd. and Church St., Pickering/Ajax   |   Construction Date:  1983