Blue Jay Creek (Lake Huron tributary)

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Bluejay Creek
Blue Jay Creek (Lake Huron tributary) is located in Ontario
Blue Jay Creek (Lake Huron tributary)
Location of the mouth of Blue Jay Creek in Ontario
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
RegionNortheastern Ontario
DistrictManitoulin
Townships
Physical characteristics
SourceSpring
 • locationCentral Manitoulin
 • coordinates45°42′13″N 81°57′20″W / 45.70361°N 81.95556°W / 45.70361; -81.95556
 • elevation275 m (902 ft)
MouthLake Huron
 • location
Tehkummah
 • 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
 • elevation
176 m (577 ft)
Length14 km (8.7 mi)
Basin size74.5 km2 (28.8 sq mi)
Basin features
Tributaries 
 • rightBlack 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.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Rehabilitation Projects". Manitoulin Streams Improvement Association. Archived from the original on 2010-06-30. Retrieved 2010-07-29.
  3. ^ "Blue Jay Creek". Ontario Parks. 2008-02-08. Archived from the original on 2010-07-10. Retrieved 2010-07-29.

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