Blue Jay Creek

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Bluejay Creek
River
Country Canada
Province Ontario
Region Northeastern Ontario
District Manitoulin
Townships Tehkummah, Central Manitoulin
Tributaries
 - right Black Creek
Source Spring
 - location Central Manitoulin
 - elevation 275 m (902 ft)
 - coordinates 45°42′13″N 81°57′20″W / 45.70361°N 81.95556°W / 45.70361; -81.95556
Mouth Lake Huron
 - location Tehkummah
 - elevation 176 m (577 ft)
 - coordinates 45°35′30″N 82°05′31″W / 45.59167°N 82.09194°W / 45.59167; -82.09194Coordinates: 45°35′30″N 82°05′31″W / 45.59167°N 82.09194°W / 45.59167; -82.09194
Length 14 km (9 mi)
Basin 74.5 km2 (29 sq mi)
Location of the mouth of Blue Jay Creek in Ontario.
Not to be confused with Bluejay Creek.

Blue Jay Creek is a river on Manitoulin Island in Central Manitoulin and Tehkummah townships, Manitoulin District in northeastern Ontario, Canada and a tributary of Lake Huron.

Course[edit]

Blue Jay Creek begins at a spring, about 3.4 kilometres (2.1 mi) east of the community of Sandfield on Lake Manitou in Central Manitoulin township, and at an elevation of 275 metres (902 ft). It flows south under Ontario Highway 542 and then to the east of the community of Tehkummah in Tehkummah township. The creek heads southwest, takes in the right tributary Black Creek and reaches its mouth at Michael's Bay on Lake Huron, near the community of Michael's Bay, and about 1.2 kilometres (0.7 mi) southeast of the mouth of the Manitou River and 7 kilometres (4 mi) northwest of the community of South Baymouth.

Ecology[edit]

The Blue Jay Creek and Manitou River Enhancement Strategy[1] was completed in June 2001 and approved in December 2003 by the Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association. The organization has rehabilitated sites on the creek, which has improved water quality and the fisheries in the region.[2]

Parks[edit]

Blue Jay Creek Provincial Park incorporates a portion of the creek near its mouth.[3]

Tributaries[edit]

  • Black Creek (right)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1353170 Ontario Ltd. o/a Great Lakes Environmental Services (December 2003). "Strategic Plan for the Blue Jay Creek and Manitou River Enhancement Strategy" (PDF). Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  2. ^ "Rehabilitation Projects". Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 
  3. ^ "Blue Jay Creek". Ontario Parks. 2008-02-08. Retrieved 2010-07-29. 

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