Millstream River Watershed

The Millstream River is the third largest drainage area within the Kennebecasis Watershed.  It does not possess some of the dramatic topographical relief seen in some of the other sub-watersheds but is still a very scenic area.  It is a ribbon of rural settlement and agriculture farmland with forested uplands.  From just south of Dubee Settlement it flows southwest towards Lower Millstream before turning due south on its last drop to the Kennebecasis River at Apohaqui, a distance of approximately 38.8km.  The higher hills reach an elevation of about 230m (755’) while at the confluence the Millstream River is about 12m (38’) above sea level.

The land use of Millstream River is as follows:

  • 75% Forestry
  • 21% Agriculture
  • 1% Occupied
  • 3% Water/wetlands

There are 10 main tributaries that feed the Millstream River.  Unlike the Smiths Creek the tributaries for the Millstream flow in all directions which likely contribute to the large drainage area of the Millstream.  Like most of the Kennebecasis the largest visible impact on the habitat health of the Millstream River is agriculture.  From Berwick Corner down stream the riparian area becomes highly degraded and the banks become increasingly eroded.  The KWRC is working with land owners to improve these conditions.

# Name of Tributary approx. length (km)
1 Mainstem Millstream River 38.8
2 Wright Brook 6.3
3 Sheck Brook 6.0
4 Harry Brook 8.4
5 Kennebec Brook 6.5
6 Beatty Brook 8.9
7 Mill Brook 12.2
8 McNair Brook 10.1
9 Sharpe Brook 11.2
10 Bell Brook 6.5
11 Rouse Brook 6.5
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