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#5 Headwater streams

Every river starts somewhere. The headwaters of Doran and Hilliard creeks flow through the Conservation Area named in their honour, downstream to the St. Lawrence River. Headwater streams provide an important food base for aquatic and terrestrial environments and are essential habitat for many fish and wildlife.

Did you know?
Headwater streams are important in controlling the flow of water and help reduce downstream flooding.