Cooksville Creek

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Cooksville Creek
Cooksville Creek.jpg
Looking downstream from a pedestrian bridge just downstream of The Queensway
Cooksville Creek is located in Southern Ontario
Cooksville Creek
Location of the mouth of Cooksville Creek in southern Ontario
Location
CountryCanada
ProvinceOntario
RegionGreater Toronto Area
Regional MunicipalityPeel
MunicipalityMississauga
Physical characteristics
Source 
 - coordinates43°37′35″N 79°40′58″W / 43.62639°N 79.68278°W / 43.62639; -79.68278
 - elevation183 m (600 ft)
MouthLake Ontario
 - coordinates
43°33′53″N 79°33′55″W / 43.56472°N 79.56528°W / 43.56472; -79.56528Coordinates: 43°33′53″N 79°33′55″W / 43.56472°N 79.56528°W / 43.56472; -79.56528
 - elevation
74 m (243 ft)
Length16 km (9.9 mi)
Basin size33.9 km2 (13.1 sq mi)
Basin features
River systemGreat Lakes Basin

Cooksville Creek is a short stream in Mississauga, Regional Municipality of Peel in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada.[1] It begins near Bristol Road West and Hurontario Street and flows south to Lake Ontario at R.K McMilian Park near Lakeshore Road and Cawthra Road. The community of Cooksville is located on the west bank of the creek near Hurontario Street and Dundas Street East. The creek is surrounded mostly by residential homes and a few parks:

  • R.K. McMilian Park
  • Camilla Park
  • Cooksville Park
  • R. Jones Park
  • Mississauga Valley Park
  • Stonebrook Park
  • Woodington Green
  • Kingsbridge Common

The drainage basin runs for 16 kilometres (9.9 mi), is about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) wide, has a total area of 33.9 square kilometres (13.1 sq mi),[2] and takes excess water from sanitary and storm sewers.[3] 94% of the drainage basin is built over, and only 6% is open space.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cooksville Creek". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2014-04-16.
  2. ^ a b Aquafor Beech (July 2012). "Cooksville Creek Flood Evaluation - Master Plan EA - Final Report" (PDF). City of Mississauga. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  3. ^ "Public Information Meeting - Cooksville Creek Flooding Issues" (PDF). City of Mississauga. 9 November 2009. Retrieved 16 April 2014.