National Disaster Mitigation Program funding to the province of British Columbia: Projects at a glance
Projects are categorized by stream.
Stream 1: Risk assessment(s)
City of Pitt Meadows – Flood Hazard Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $91,375
Federal: $42,500; Provincial: $42,500; City of Pitt Meadows: $6,375
This project will complete a comprehensive risk assessment of the flood-related hazards in the City of Pitt Meadows floodplain.
Comox Valley Regional District – Oyster River/Saratoga Beach Flood Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $81,700
Federal: $38,000; Provincial: $38,000; Comox Valley Regional District and Strathcona Regional District: $5,700
This project will conduct a flood risk assessment for the portion of the Oyster River floodplain that encompasses both the Comox Valley Regional District and the Strathcona Regional District.
Cowichan Valley Regional District – Lake Cowichan/Youbou Torrent Flow Assessment
Total Project Value: $209,000
Federal: $97,250; Provincial: $97,250; Cowichan Valley Regional District: $3,000; Cowichan Tribes, Lake Cowichan First Nations, Town of Lake Cowichan: $4,500; Timberwest Forestry, Hancock Forestry: $7,000
This project will identify the potential risk and hazards due to a failure of steep slopes and torrent flows above a number of communities along the northern shore of Lake Cowichan.
City of Prince Rupert – Tsunami Flood Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $480,000
Federal: $225,000; Provincial: $225,000; City of Prince Rupert: $30,000
This project will analyze geographical data specific to the region to determine the potential levels of inundation and tidal velocities during a high water event in the Prince Rupert harbour.
District of Squamish – Quantitative Risk Assessment for Squamish River Floodplain
Total Project Value: $190,000
Federal: $89,000; Provincial: $89,000; District of Squamish: $4,000; Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.: $8,000
This project will provide a quantitative risk assessment that will focus on risk to life and economic damages within the Squamish River floodplain.
Resort Municipality of Whistler – Integrated Flood Hazard Management Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $144,000
Federal: $67,000; Provincial: $67,000; Resort Municipality of Whistler: $10,000
This project will identify, classify, and prioritize flood hazards faced by the Whistler community and use the input for future flood mapping work, including a comprehensive integrated flood hazard plan.
Regional District of Central Kootenay – Flood and Geohazard Risk Review
Total Project Value: $537,500
Federal: $250,000; Provincial: $250,000; Regional District of Central Kootenay: $37,500
This project identifies and provides risk-based prioritization of flood-related hazards within the Regional District of Central Kootenay, 11 rural electoral districts, nine municipalities, and the reserves of the Lower Kootenay Band.
Cowichan Valley Regional District: Regional Dam Safety Analysis and Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $275,200
Federal: $128,000; Provincial: $128,000; Cowichan Valley Regional District: $19,200
This project will undertake a high-level risk assessment of four dams to bring them into alignment with recent local and provincial standards and oversight.
Cowichan Valley Regional District: Risk Assessment of Floodplain Areas
Total Project Value: $107,500
Federal: $50,000; Provincial $50,000; Cowichan Valley Regional District: $7,500
This project will undertake a structured risk assessment of existing assets related to the three remaining historically mapped floodplains of the Cowichan Valley Regional District to help determine future investments and actions to mitigate flooding.
Corporation of Delta – Flood Protection System Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $161,250
Federal: $75,000; Provincial: $75,000; Corporation of Delta: $11,250
This project will produce a flood risk assessment to identify potential flood hazards, assess their likelihood of occurrence and potential impacts, and determine a risk threshold for managing these hazards in the region of Delta.
Cowichan Valley Regional District – Coastal Sea Level Rise Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $96,750
Federal: $45,000; Provincial: $45,000; Cowichan Valley Regional District: $6,750
This project will use the existing mapping to undertake a structured risk assessment and analysis of the impacted area to help identify future mitigation and adaptation planning.
Regional District of Nanaimo – RDN and Town of Qualicum Beach Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $160,500
Federal: $70,000; Provincial: $80,000; Regional District of Nanaimo: $10,500
This project will conduct a risk assessment that will enhance the cooperative approach to emergency management in the region, be the foundation of the next phase of preparedness and mitigation activities, and increase the resiliency of the region.
Powell River Regional District – Coastal Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $67,725
Federal: $31,500; Provincial: $31,500; Powell River Regional District: $4,725
The project will produce an overview of coastal hazards within the Powell River Regional District, including the City of Powell River, Tla’amin Nation lands, and all rural areas where the hazards could potentially impact public safety.
Fraser Basin Council – Thompson Watershed Multijurisdictional Assessment
Total Project Value: $645,000
Federal: $300,000; Provincial: $300,000; Fraser Basin Council: $45,000
This project will complete a risk assessment, with a focus on flood and land/debris flows, covering the Thompson River watershed, inclusive of all sub-watersheds (Nicola, Bonaparte, Shuswap), to the confluence with the Fraser River at Lytton.
Town of Golden – Kicking Horse River Ice Jam Flooding Risk Assessment
Total Project Value: $89,000
Federal: $42,000; Provincial: $42,000; Town of Golden: $5,000
This project will conduct a study to assess and evaluate the risks of Kicking Horse River flooding due to ice build-up and the associated potential damages to the Town of Golden, as well as provincial and federal infrastructures.
City of Richmond – Steveston Island Flood Risk Investigation
Total Project Value: $1,620,000
Federal: $810,000; Provincial: $405,000; City of Richmond: $405,000
This project will identify geotechnical, environmental and archaeological constraints as part of a feasibility level assessment of Steveston Island for the purpose of diking.
Stream 2: Flood mapping
Fraser Basin Council – Hydraulic Modelling and Mapping in B.C.’s Lower Mainland
Total Project Value: $1,010,000
Federal: $500,000; Fraser Basin Council: $510,000
This project will develop multi-purpose flood modeling tools, maps and other forms of technical analysis to better understand flood hazards, flood risk, and flood management options.
City of Chilliwack – Flood Plain Mapping
Total Project Value: $341,850
Federal: $159,000; Provincial $159,000; City of Chilliwack: $23,850
This project will update existing flood maps to identify the inundation area and flood depth resulting from the Fraser River and Vedder River dike breach scenarios during 1:200-year and 1:500-year flood events.
Regional District of East Kootenay – Elk River Flood Mapping and Hydrology Study
Total Project Value: $250,000
Federal: $125,000; Provincial $125,000
The project will produce floodplain maps that address several high risk areas including the community of Hosmer, Vanlerberg Road, and Hill Road.
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resources Operations, and Rural Development – Lower Mainland Flood Mapping – LiDAR Acquisition, Standards and Framework
Total Project Value: $1,475,000
Federal: $700,000; Provincial: $775,000
This project will develop a framework for floodplain management, standards and mapping in the Lower Mainland (from Hope to the Salish Sea and surrounding inlets).
Stream 3: Mitigation planning
Cowichan Valley Regional District – Koksilah Shu-hwuykwselu Stormwater Drainage Mitigation Plan
Total Project Value: $215,000
Federal: $100,000; Provincial: $100,000; Cowichan Valley Regional District: $15,000
This project will establish a drainage model for the area to gain a deeper understanding of rainfall on surface water flows.
Village of Lumby – Flood Mitigation Plan
Total Project Value: $237,000
Federal: $112,800; Provincial: $112,800; Village of Lumby: $11,400
This project will develop a plan outlining potential flood mitigation options. The plan will include a public engagement process to determine optimal mitigation approaches.
City of Richmond – Flood Mitigation Strategy Update
Total Project Value: $500,000
Federal: $250,000; Provincial: $250,000
The project will update the city’s Flood Protection Strategy to include mitigation planning for Phase 3 of the Dike Master Plan, an update to the Flood Management Strategy and a Pump Station Condition Assessment update.
Stream 4: Investment in non-structural or small-scale structural mitigation
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development – Climate Change Scenario Modeling for Fraser River
Total Project Value: $258,000
Federal: $125,000; Provincial: $128,000; Fraser Basin Council: $5,000
This project is part of a comprehensive program to update the Fraser River design profile and develop a dike upgrade prioritization strategy for the province.
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development – Dike Consequence Classification
Total Project Value: $320,000
Federal: $150,000; Provincial: $150,000; Fraser Basin Council, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Port Authority, Airport Authority, BC Ferries: $20,000
This project will develop an in-depth and defendable dike consequence classification system that would provide expanded information on the economic, social, and environmental losses associated with dike failure.
District of Stewart – Bear River Small Scale Structural Mitigation
Total Project Value: $525,000
Federal: $166,666; Provincial: $166,666; District of Stewart: $191,668
This District of Stewart will complete construction of permanent flood mitigation structures at the Bear River Bridge, including a debris trap and dike wall additions.
City of Abbotsford – Geotechnical (Seismic) Assessment of Abbotsford Dikes
Total Project Value: $201,000
Federal: $100,000; Provincial: $100,000; City of Abbotsford: $1,000
This project will conduct geotechnical testing to confirm soil conditions at key locations along the three dikes (Matsqui Dike, Sumas Dike and Vedder Dike). The findings will help determine the flooding risk associated with the current locations and potential alternate locations.
Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – Kootenay Lake Region LiDAR and Ortho-imagery Acquisition
Total Project Value: $1,698,500
Federal: $790,000; Provincial: $908,500
This project will focus on using LiDAR and its corresponding ortho-imagery to support landslide hazard identification, flood extent and floodplain mapping.
Emergency Management BC – Hazard, Risk and Vulnerability Analysis Tool Update
Total Project Value: $100,000
Federal: $50,000; Provincial: $50,000
This project will update existing risk and hazard assessment tools to allow British Columbia and local authorities to better identify, understand and prioritize hazard risks across the province.
Emergency Management BC – Public Education – Flood Hazard Checklist for Property Purchasers
Total Project Value: $52,500
Federal: $25,000; Provincial: $25,000; B.C. Real Estate Association: $2,500
This project will develop public education materials to increase prospective homebuyers’ knowledge and awareness on identifying flood risks when purchasing properties.
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