Medway Creek (Ontario)

in Exeter, Canada

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14503-14799 Ilderton Rd, Exeter, ON N0M, Canada
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N43° 6' 0" W81° 17' 60"   (43.1, -81.3)
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Medway Creek is a tributary of the Thames River in southwestern Ontario, Canada, draining into the North branch of the Thames at the University of Western Ontario.
Medway Creek runs a 214 km watercourse, providing a 205 km2 watershed, the majority of which is Middlesex county farmland. The Creek begins just north of Elginfield Rd (Highway #7), just east of Lucan, Ontario. Tributaries that flow into Medway Creek include Cook Drain, Elginfield Drain, Edgewood Drain, White-Fitzgerald Drain, Risdon Drain, Mills-Guest Drain, Colbert Drain and Snake Creek.
30% of the watercourse is natural, while 49% is channeled; the final 21% is buried in tile drains.
The Creek drains just after running through the Medway Heritage Forest in Northwest London, which is one of the few wooded areas that still hides the creek from housing development or farmland. Traveling north on Highway #4 (Richmond St.), one can plainly see the creek's wandering path, as it frequently crosses the road. However, 34% of the riparian zone, a 30-metre buffer on each side of the creek, is in permanent vegetation (forest and meadows).


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Medway Creek (Ontario)

Address: 14503-14799 Ilderton Rd, Exeter, ON N0M, Canada