Sixteen Mile Creek (Halton Region)
|Sixteen Mile Creek (niizhozaagiwan ("having two outlets" in Mississauga))|
|Rivière de Gravois ("gravelly river" in French)|
Sixteen Mile at Milton, Ontario
|Region||Greater Toronto Area|
|Part of||Great Lakes Basin|
|- elevation||365 m (1,198 ft)|
|- elevation||74 m (243 ft)|
|Basin||372 km2 (144 sq mi)|
Sixteen Mile Creek is a river in Halton Region in the Greater Toronto Area of Ontario, Canada. It is in the Great Lakes Basin, and flows from the Niagara Escarpment through the towns of Milton and Oakville to Lake Ontario.
Like many creeks draining into Lake Ontario, Sixteen Mile Creek has cut a deep valley that is home to a broad range of wildlife, including whitetail deer, raccoons, foxes, opossum, and squirrels. The forest contains tree species typical of the Carolinian forest habitat, although since this is close to the northern limit of this zone, some are poorly represented. The total area of the drainage basin is 372 square kilometres (144 sq mi).
- East Sixteen Mile Creek (left)
- Middle Sixteen Mile Creek (left)
Giant hogweed is a non-native invasive plant that is most widely distributed in Halton Region along Sixteen Mile Creek. Contact with this plant can cause serious burns to the skin and temporary or permanent blindness.
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