We are a watershed-based, non-profit organization established by our municipal partners in 1979 under the Ontario Conservation Authorities Act.

Our focus is outstanding water quality and quantity management, supported by healthy landscapes through planning, stewardship, and science.


What is a watershed?

A watershed is an area of land drained by a common water body, such as a stream, river or lake.

Our watershed covers 2,563 square kilometres in an area roughly bounded by Kinmount to the north, Manilla to the west, Omemee to the east and Port Perry to the south. Five major lakes and five river or stream systems drain through this area.

Flood Status

Flood status: Normal


Low Water Condition

Image: Low water status is normal


Member of Conservation Ontario

Kawartha Conservation is one of 36 conservation authorities operating in Ontario.



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