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2008PSSG0013-000221

Feb. 21, 2008

Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

     

 

$10 MILLION FROM PROVINCE FOR 40 FLOOD PROJECTS

 


The Province has provided approximately $10 million to local governments for 40 flood protection projects in various communities throughout British Columbia. The funding is part of the 10-year, $100-million British Columbia Flood Protection Program.

 

Approved projects:

 

Location

Project Description

Total Project Cost

Abbotsford

Erosion protection to a 300-metre long section of the Fraser River bank near Ridgedale. Work includes softening the angle of the bank to stem erosion and reinforcing it with approximately 13,000 cubic metres of large rocks known as rip rap near Beharrell Road.

$1,400,000

Abbotsford

Armour approximately 200 metres of the dike at the east end of Nicomen Island with rip rap rock.

$219,000

Abbotsford

Improve the local flood drainage system at Nicomen Island with the addition of new ditches that will allow a 60-year old damaged flood box to be removed from the dike.

$80,000

Abbotsford

Removing two failing drainage culverts from the Sumas Prairie Interceptor Dike between Cole Road and Bowman Road and replacing them with a new, larger capacity culvert to help carry storm water away from homes and businesses.

$40,000

Abbotsford

Install 21 new survey markers along a 4.3-km section the Abbotsford Dike along the Vedder Canal to help flood control experts continue to quickly and accurately identify potential flood risks in this waterway.

$25,000

Central Coast Regional District (Bella Coola Valley)

Increase production and stockpile riprap rock for emergency flood protection use throughout the Bella Coola Valley.

$150,000

Central Coast Regional District (Bella Coola Valley)

Remove two log jams and stabilize the stream bank on the Salloompt River.

$67,000

Central Coast Regional District (Bella Coola Valley)

Remove approximately 20,000 cubic metres of gravel in the upper reaches of Thorsen Creek to protect the Thorsen Creek bridge on Highway 20.

$150,000

Central Coast Regional District (Bella Coola Valley)

Gravel will be removed from Snootli Creek, upstream of the Highway 20 bridge.

$25,000

City of Chilliwack

Add rip rap rock armouring to approximately 250 metres of the banks along the Fraser and Hope rivers on the Camp Hope Improvement Project at the upstream end of Chilliwack’s East dike.

$360,000

City of Chilliwack

Install intake relief wells near the Hope Slough inlet facility.

$300,000

City of Chilliwack

Install 75 additional groundwater relief wells along the West Dike of the Fraser River.

$650,000

Comox Strathcona Regional District

Extend rip rap rock armouring for approximately 120 metres along the bank of the Oyster River south of Courtenay.

$185,410

Coquitlam

Repair and reinstall the pump and replace the metal debris screen that protects the pump at the Debouville Slough Pumping Station on the Pitt River.

$95,000

Courtenay

Raised low area of the Canterbury Dike adjacent to Condensory Bridge.

$13,000

Creston

Armour 370 metres of the Nick’s Island dike with large rocks known as rip rap.

$200,000

Delta

Reinforce Boundary Bay sea dike by widening it, creating flatter slopes and armouring the top with large rocks.

$750,000

Duncan

Replace sub-standard outfall pipes at the Marchmont Pump Station.

$60,000

Fraser Valley Regional District

Remove 15,000 cubic metres of gravel deposits in Deroche Creek upstream of Nicomen Slough.

$452,000

Fraser Valley Regional District

Remove approximately 10,000 cubic metres of gravel deposits from Cascade Creek.

$282,000

Golden

Improve bank armouring along approximately 150 metres of Hospital Creek upstream from Highway 1.

$112,500

Golden

Remove approximately 8,000 cubic metres of gravel deposits from the Kicking Horse River downstream of the pedestrian bridge in the Town of Golden. This site is an area where ice jams typically occur, impeding the river’s flow resulting in flooding upstream.

$70,000

Houston

Build a flood water debris trap on Buck Creek above the upstream end of the creek.

$330,000

Houston

Engineering design work for a dedicated pump facility at Henry Creek.

$21,800

Invermere

Large rocks will be used to armour the bank of Toby Creek closest to the District of Invermere wastewater treatment facility to prevent erosion and protect a critical emergency outflow pipe.

$95,000

Kamloops

Realign the existing dike at the Kamloops airport and complete engineering design to extend this dike.

$100,000

Kent

Replace the pump and screens at the Duncan-Bateson Pump Station.

$460,000

Maple Ridge

Build a new storm water drainage system near the Golden Ears Bridge site to address recurring flooding issues in this area.

$603,030

Mission

Raise more than 1.5 km of the Mission City Dike from Highway 11 to the CPR bridge to meet current flood protection standards. Work will also include some armouring of the dike using large rocks to prevent erosion.

$530,552

Pemberton Valley Diking District

Replacement of two drainage culverts on Pemberton Creek at the south end of Clover Road.

$137,164

Prince George

Provide funding for the city’s request for an in-depth flood risk analysis that will identify long-term flood protection solutions for the community.

$200,000

Princeton

Upgrade approximately 200 metres of the Similkameen River Dike near Alison Flats. Work includes raising widening and armouring sections of the dike.

$80,000

Seabird Island Indian Band

Build a temporary bridge to Spring Bar to provide access to remove up to 400,000 cubic metres of gravel form the site. The bridge is in a location chosen to minimize its environmental impact.

$164,000

District of Squamish

Add approximately 320 metres of rip rap rock armouring along the bank of the Squamish River at Judd Slough.

$298,500

District of Squamish

Replace the pump at the Judd Slough Pump Station.

$275,000

District of Squamish

Phase 1 of the District of Squamish flood protection upgrades project – pre-design study that includes survey and engineering assessment of existing flood protection.

$150,000

Stewart

Remove approximately 6,000 cubic metres of gravel deposits on the east side of the Bear River

$76,000

Tahsis

Install a debris trap at the entrance of a 2.4 metre culvert near Boston Road to prevent wood and other objects from blocking it. In the past, numerous properties have been impacted when this culvert has become plugged and high storm water flows from heavy rains have backed up into the community.

$5,000

Telkwa

Add approximately 130 metres of rip rap rock armouring to the banks of the Bulkley River near Hope Street.

$200,000

Vanderhoof

Engineering and design work for flood protection on the Nechako River at Vanderhoof.

$156,500

Associated Costs for Fraser River Gravel Removal Studies and Projects

Environmental, biological and hydraulic studies to comply with Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans and B.C. Ministry of Environment site selection and approvals requirements.

 

Contract costs for independent environmental monitoring at approved sites.

$136,000

Totals

$9,704,456

 

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Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General

250 952-4846

 

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