Claringbould Water Retention

~2 miles South of Ridgeville; tributary to the Main Drain and Roseau River


  • Reduces flooding downstream
  • Reduces nutrient loading to the Roseau River
  • Increases aquatic and wildlife habitat
  • Builds on-farm resiliency to climate change
  • Increases carbon storage


  • 12 acre feet* of storage at peak capacity
  • Maximum storage depth of 1.2 m
  • Open culvert allows passive flow through the berm
  • Rock reinforced spillway ensures the structure can handle high flows

*an acre foot of water is equivalent to having 1 ft deep water spread across 1 acre of land

Project Overview

The Claringbould water site is ideal for retention. A berm was placed across the creek channel. A culvert and large rock-reinforced spillway allow for passive flow.  During times of peak flow flooding of a downstream municipal road is reduced.