Welcome to Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) is one of 36 Conservation Authorities in Ontario. Formed in 1968, MVCA’s mandate is to manage the watershed’s resources in partnership with our eleven member municipalities and the Province of Ontario.
Draining over 250 lakes and wetlands, the Mississippi River watershed encompasses an area of 3,750 km2 from its headwaters at Mazinaw Lake to its confluence at the Ottawa River. Together with the drainage areas of the Carp River, MVCA has a total jurisdiction of 4353 km2.
Prevent Flood Damage To Your Home, Protect Local Wildlife, And Keep Your Drinking Water Clean
Protecting the needs of landowners and the environment by using an Integrated Approach to Watershed Management, MVCA works to keep your drinking water, local ecosystems, and your property safe. Let us help you reconnect with the natural environment by visiting locally significant areas, taking up stewardship practices at home or by monitoring your water quality.
The Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority (MVCA) flood forecasting and warning program monitors weather conditions, snowpack water content, estimates expected river flows and water levels and issues flood advisories or warnings as required.
Contact: Gord Mountenay, C.E.T.