Heart’s Desire

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» Posted by on Nov 26, 2013 in Posts, Uncategorized | Comments Off

Heart’s Desire Weir, Jock River

The Heart’s Desire Weir was constructed in 1975. The removable structure creates a 900 m long headpond that is wider and deeper than the river at normal flows, and gives the local residents a recreational option. The weir is normally installed in the spring, and removed in the fall.

Kilgour & Associates was retained by the Rideau Valley Conservation Authority (RVCA) to study the weir and possible options and costs associated with it potential removal. The principal objective of weir removal was to return the river back to its original flow conditions and historical ecological condition.

Our work, and that of others is provided by RVCA at this website: http://www.rvca.ca/hearts_desire/

Heart’s Desire Weir