The BWC has been doing stream assessments in various waterways since 2013 (13 in total). These assessments help determine where aquatic habitats might be under pressure (stressed) or have already deteriorated to a point in which restoration is needed.
In September 2015, a large rainfall event ravaged the Belleisle watershed damaging streams and riparian areas, and caused many road and culvert washouts. Since then, the BWC has been re-examining watercourses to determine the extent of damage done and where riparian enhancement efforts should be placed.
Stream assessments involve collecting visual, physical, and chemical information about the watercourse, stream banks, and surrounding riparian area.
In 2020 the following streams were assessed
Since the large storm event in 2015, the following watercourses have been reassessed:
The following watercourses were assessed between 2013 - 2015: