Tooley Creek

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Tooley Creek is a small watercourse that drains into Lake Ontario near Darlington, Ontario. [1] It drains 1,050 hectares (4.1 sq mi).

Groundwater discharge from the bluffs left from glacial Lake Iroquois feed the headwaters of Tooley Creek. [2]

Its watershed is bordered by the watersheds of three other watercourses, Darlington Creek, Farewell Creek and Robinson Creek. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "Land & Water Conservation". Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority. Archived from the original on 2014-02-01. Retrieved 2015-12-05.
  2. "Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority Regional Groundwater Mapping Study" (PDF). Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority . May 2017. pp. 14, 39, 68. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2020-05-06. It is believed that groundwater discharge from the Iroquois Beach deposits and the lower sediments makes significant contributions to the upper reaches of the following Creeks that originate in the southern part of the study area: Pringle Creek, Corbett Creek, Robinson Creek, Tooley Creek, Darlington Creek, Westside Creek and Bennett Creek.

Coordinates: 43°52′07″N78°45′39″W / 43.8685°N 78.7609°W / 43.8685; -78.7609