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Tay Watershed Information

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Tay Watershed Maps

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RVCA Tay River Subwatershed Catchment Map  

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Did you know?

  • The Tay River Watershed is approximately 850 square kilometres in size.
  • The Tay River is approximately 95 km long.
  • The Tay River drops an average of 1.2 metres per kilometre (6.4 feet per mile).
  • There are 46 lakes in the Tay River Watershed.
  • Christie Lake is 1626 acres in size.
  • Otty Lake is 1664 acres in size.
  • Bobs Lake is 7962 acres in size.
  • There are 6 municipalities within the Tay River Watershed.
  • There are 4 dams and 1 set of locks on the Tay River.
  • The headwaters of the Tay River are used as a reservoir for the Rideau Canal.
  • The Tay River was originally called Pike Creek.

Bodies of Water in the Tay Watershed

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Lakes, Bays and Ponds

Top of Watershed (above north-south railroad line from Oconto to Tichborne)
Abbott Danby *Leggat Miller
Barton Duncan Little Beaver Oconto
Carnahan *Eagle Little Mud Scanlin
Clow *Elbow Long Spruce

Middle Watershed (between Oconto/Tichborne Line and Christie Lake)
Atwood *Davern Little Rock *Rainbow
Beaver Deer *Little Silver Rock (north)
*Bobs & Crow Doran Little Twins Sucker
Buck Bay Farrell Lynn Thompson Pond
Burns Pond Green Bay Mud Bay Victoria
*Christie Lake of the Hills O'Brien Weatherhead
*Crosby Little Crosby *Pike  

Below Christie Lake
Andrew Mclaren Mud Lke Rock (south)
Doctor Mills *Otty Thoms Mud

* lakes that are known to have an association now or recent

Creeks in the Watershed

Above Oconto/Tichborne Line
Fish Stag Stub Uens

Between the Line and Christie Lake
Davern; Eagle    

Below Christie Lake
Grants Blueberry Jebbs Rudsdale
Scotts (Snye)      



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