flood mitigation

Abbotsford mayor Henry Braun captured video of a flooded Highway 1 between Cole Road and No. 3 Road looking east on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2021. (Jenna Hauck/ Chilliwack Progress file)

New policy on flood mitigation to tackle risks to B.C. businesses and infrastructure

Business leaders from Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Surrey co-authored action-oriented policy

 

A documentary film was partly shot at the Barrowtown Pump Station in Abbotsford in 2021. A new pump station could be built to help hold back flood waters in the future. (Submitted/Amanda Christmas)

New pump station and dikes proposed in latest Abbotsford flood mitigation option

Hybrid version of flood mitigation option came from community feedback; no cost estimate yet

 

The floodwaters that swept over Abbotsford’s Sumas Prairie, starting on Nov. 14, destroyed Ripples Winery on Tolmie Road along with houses and barns on the property. (Photos by Caroline Mostertman)

Abbotsford city staff to outline options for flood mitigation

City looking for input on plans that could cost up to $3 billion

 

Visit technicalsafetybc.ca/safety-education/flood to learn how to prepare your home for flooding and find licensed contractors.

Is your home ready for the next flood?

How to prepare your property now, and what to do if you’re ordered to evacuate due to flood risk

  • Mar 7, 2022
Visit technicalsafetybc.ca/safety-education/flood to learn how to prepare your home for flooding and find licensed contractors.
During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)

B.C. reviewing municipal flood responsibility following devastating storms

The B.C. Liberal government of 2003 shifted the responsibility to municipalities

During the height of the rising waters on Nov. 15, the Similkameen River came close to touching the underside of Keremeos��� White Bridge. (Brennan Phillips - Keremeos Review)
Aerial shot of Carey Point in Chilliwack along the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)

Chilliwack pins hopes for erosion mitigation money on fresh funding application

‘We all know that Carey Point continues to present challenges with each freshet,’ city councillor said

Aerial shot of Carey Point in Chilliwack along the Fraser River. (Paul Henderson/ Chilliwack Progress file)
A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Provinces not moving fast enough to assess, mitigate flood risk: report

British Columbia and Saskatchewan haven’t updated their flood maps in more than two decades

A stop sign is shown in a flooded intersection in Grand Forks, B.C., on May 17, 2018. A new report says provincial governments are not moving fast enough to protect homes and other buildings from the ravages of flooding. The report from the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo says on average provincial governments get a grade of C for flood preparedness. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
City of Chilliwack applies for flood mitigation planning money

City of Chilliwack applies for flood mitigation planning money

Fraser River frontage in Chilliwack would be studied with an eye to flood prevention

City of Chilliwack applies for flood mitigation planning money
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