National Disaster Mitigation Program Funding to the Province of British Columbia: Projects at a Glance

Backgrounder

Projects are categorized by stream.

Stream 1 – Risk Assessment

City of Armstrong – Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $99,500

Federal: $49,500; Provincial: $43,500; City of Armstrong: $6,500

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project identifies flood hazards, such as potential impacts and infrastructure vulnerabilities, and develops an overall flood risk profile for the community.

City of Coquitlam – Mayfair Industrial Park Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $53,000

Federal: $26,500; Provincial: $23,500; City of Coquitlam: $3,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project identifies the potential flooding risks and areas of concern along the perimeter of the Colony Farm Regional Park and the Mayfair Industrial site.

City of Cranbrook – Flood Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $63,700

Federal: $31,700; Provincial: $28,000; City of Cranbrook: $4,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project identifies the types and potential magnitudes of flood hazards and corresponding risks within Cranbrook.

Gitga'at First Nation – Hartley Bay Tsunami and Flood Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $149,000

Federal: $74,500; Provincial: $70,500; Gitga'at First Nation: $4,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project conducts a flood/coastal inundation risk assessment for Hartley Bay, British Columbia.

City of Kelowna – Kelowna Major Systems Flood Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $268,700

Federal: $125,000; Provincial: $125,000; City of Kelowna: $18,700

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project focuses on property flood risk assessment along major creeks through Kelowna and those impacted by Okanagan Lake during high water events.

Okanagan Nation Alliance – Flood Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $481,200

Federal: $315,600; Provincial: $114,400; BC Hydro: $4,000; Real Estate Foundation of BC: $20,000; Okanagan Nation Alliance: $27,200

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project undertakes an Okanagan Basin-wide risk assessment to ensure a consistent approach across the entire basin.

Peace River Regional District – Chetwynd Fringe Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $75,000

Federal: $36,500; Provincial: $33,500; Peace River Regional District: $5,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project reviews the historical flood events that have occurred in this area to provide a basis for understanding what the impact of future flooding may be as well as input into a baseline event for reviewing risk.

Peace River Regional District – Moberly Lake Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $72,000

Federal: $33,500; Provincial: $33,500; Peace River Regional District: $5,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project reviews the historical flood events that have occurred in this area to provide a basis for understanding what the impact of future flooding may be as well as input into a baseline event for reviewing risk.

Peace River Regional District – Pouce Coupe-Tomslake Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $64,500

Federal: $30,000; Provincial: $30,000; Peace River Regional District: $4,500

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project reviews the historical flood events that have occurred in this area to provide a basis for understanding what the impact of future flooding may be as well as input into a baseline event for reviewing risk.

Shxw'owhamel First Nation – Flood Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $43,000

Federal: $20,000; Provincial: $20,000; Shxw'owhamel First Nation: $3,000

Project Start Date: May 7, 2018 (1 year project)

This project undertakes a risk assessment for Ohamil IR#1 to identify the flooding hazards that have the potential to affect the reserve.

Township of Spallumcheen – Flood Hazard Risk Review

Total Project Value: $107,500

Federal: $50,000; Provincial: $50,000; Township of Spallumcheen: $7,500

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project conducts a flood risk assessment for the township that assesses the probability of occurrence, the potential costs, and the community's vulnerabilities to those hazards.

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District – Identification & Risk-based Prioritization of Flood Hazards

Total Project Value: $587,800

Federal: $293,900; Provincial: $256,100; Squamish-Lillooet Regional District: $37,800

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project identifies and provides risk-based prioritization of flood-related hazards within the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District, with consideration of the future effects of climate change.

Strathcona Regional District – Salmon and White Rivers Risk Assessment

Total Project Value: $74,500

Federal: $37,250; Provincial: $32,750; Strathcona Regional District: $4,000; Village of Sayward: $500

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project conducts a risk assessment of the Sayward Valley and the Village of Sayward to determine risk and high risk locations.

District of Tofino – Coastal Flood Risk Assessment

Total Project Cost: $172,000

Federal: $80,000; Provincial: $80,000; District of Tofino: $12,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project undertakes a comprehensive coastal flood risk assessment, specifically evaluating the risks and impacts of storm surges, high tides, and waves; climate change, sea level rise and coastal erosion; and subsidence, soil liquefaction, and tsunamis.

Stream 2 – Flood Mapping

Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District – Somass Watershed Flood Management Program

Total Project Value: $523,000

Federal: $261,500; Provincial: $238,500; Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District: $15,000; West Coast Aquatic: $8,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project prepares up-to-date flood mapping for the Somass River System that includes the development of a comprehensive hydraulic modelling tool that will be used to evaluate flood mitigation measures that can be developed in conjunction with habitat restoration to provide integrated water management planning along the river system.

Regional District of Central Okanagan (RDCO) – Lakeshore Flood Mapping

Total Project Value: $288,000

Federal: $144,000; Provincial: $126,000; RDCO: $18,000

Project Start Date: September 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project involves developing new flood mapping for the lakeshore areas of Okanagan, Kalamalka, Ellison and Wood Lakes within the Regional District of Central Okanagan.

Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD) – Updated Cowichan Koksilah Flood Mapping

Total Project Value: $291,000

Federal: $145,500; Provincial: $129,500; CVRD: $10,000; Municipality of North Cowichan: $2,000; City of Duncan: $2,000; Cowichan Tribes: $2,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project, using updated LiDAR data, and recent Federal and Provincial flood mapping standards and best practices, will update the flood mapping for the lower Cowichan and Koksilah floodplain.

Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (RDOS) – Okanagan River and Lakes Flood Mapping

Total Project Value: $594,000

Federal: $297,000; Provincial: $273,000; RDOS: $24,000

Project Start Date: September 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project involves updating and modernising flood mapping for the Okanagan River and connecting lakes within the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen (Okanagan, Skaha, Vaseux and Osoyoos).

Squamish First Nation – Flood Modeling – Lower Capilano River

Total Project Value: $194,000

Federal: $182,000; Squamish First Nation: $12,000

Project Start Date: June 4, 2018 (2 year project)

This project provides floodplain mapping for the Lower Capilano River within the Capilano River I.R. No. 5.

Stream 3: Mitigation planning

City of Kimberley – Kimberley and Lois Creek Daylight Design

Total Project Value: $153,100

Federal: $76,500; Provincial: $73,500; City of Kimberley: $3,100

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project will complete the detailed engineering design to create an exposed channel, a wetland ponding area, and right-sized stormwater pipes to accommodate peak modeled flows of Kimberley and Lois creeks and mitigate flooding in residential and commercial areas.

City of Vancouver – Locarno Beach Resilient Shoreline – Engagement and Design

Total Project Value: $430,000

Federal: $200,000; City of Vancouver: $230,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project focuses on setting a baseline elevation that needs to be met immediately and explores options that allow the City to build a resilient shoreline to meet the ultimate goal of 2m of sea level rise by 2200 by constructing the shoreline in phases.

Stream 4: Investment in non-structural or small-scale structural mitigation

Capital Regional District – Gardom Pond Dam Decommissioning

Total Project Value: $491,000

Federal: $245,500; Provincial: $214,500; Capital Regional District: $31,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project decommissions the Gardom Pond Dam (North Pender Island) in order to eliminate the risk that it will breach.

City of Fernie – Maiden Lake Dike Improvements

Total Project Value: $1,535,000

Federal: $767,500; Provincial: $732,500; City of Fernie: $35,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project raises the current dike to the design level, extends it to high ground, and improves armouring where needed.

Nooaitch Indian Band – IR 10 Erosion Mitigation Works

Total Project Value: $1,565,500

Federal: $927,750; Provincial: $609,250, Nooaitch Indian Band: $12,500

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project involves the design and construction of long-term erosion mitigation works including riprap toe, bioengineering bank protection and (and/or spurs), if required along the bend, regrading of the bank to a geotechnically stable final slope, and surficial erosion protection along the bank as well as trenched riprap installed at a setback from the river along the downstream half of the bend.

Samahquam First Nation – Flood Risk Mitigation for Q'aLaTKu7eM Village

Total Project Value: $2,238,800

Federal: $2,238,800

Project Start Date: July 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project includes the construction of a dike along the north and east boundaries of the community, and the re-configuration of a rip-rap revetment along Billy Goat Creek. The project also includes the preparation of preliminary and detailed engineering drawings and all preparations necessary for tendering and construction.

City of Vancouver – Fraser River Flood Protection Project – East Fraser Lands – Phase 1

Total Project Value: $2,960,000

Federal: $1,430,000; City of Vancouver: $1,530,000

Project Start Date: July 1, 2018 (1 year project)

This project will complete: ground densification along the Area 2 foreshore to meet seismic guidelines; construction of a flood wall around the perimeter of Kinross Park, to protect the existing roads, park space and associated municipal assets located within Area 2; and, development of an Operations and Maintenance Manual for the new assets.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – Provincial Dike GPS Crest Survey

Total Project Value: $820,000

Federal: $410,000; Provincial: $410,000

Project Start Date: September 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project is for the GPS survey of the approximate 1,100 kilometers of dikes in the province to determine the existing dike crest heights.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – BC Regional Flood Frequency Analysis

Total Project Value: $486,000

Federal: $243,000; Provincial: $243,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project consists of the documentation and analysis of historical flood events across British Columbia as well as the delineation of the appropriate sub-regions for frequency analysis in later phases of the project.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – Guideline on Probable Maximum Precipitation Estimation

Total Project Cost: $524,000

Federal: $262,000; Provincial $262,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project provides guidance using three Super-Regions consisting of the Rocky Mountains, Interior, and Coast as utilized by BC Hydro in previous meteorological studies.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – BC Regional Precipitation Frequency Analysis

Total Project Cost: $556,000

Federal: $278,000; Provincial: $278,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project is Phase I of the study and consists of the documentation and analysis of historical storm events across BC as well as the delineation of the appropriate sub-regions for frequency analysis in later phases of the project.

Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations, and Rural Development – Vancouver Island and Sunshine Coast All Hazards Data Acquisition

Total Project Value: $2,386,800

Federal: $1,193,400; Provincial: $1,154,600; GeoBC: $38,800

Project Start Date: April 2, 2018 (1 year project)

This project acquires foundational data around Vancouver Island and the Sunshine coast to enable an All-Hazards approach to modeling and mapping in this heavy populated and economic viable area. This includes: riverine, urban and coastal flooding; tsunami modeling/mapping; sea-level rise modeling/mapping; land slide analysis and mapping; earthquake modeling/mapping.

Fraser Basin Council – Flood Preparedness and Mitigation Information Portal

Total Project Value: $348,000

Federal: $174,000; Provincial: $153,000; Fraser Basin Council: $21,000

Project Start Date: May 1, 2018 (2 year project)

This project involves development of a web portal / toolkit to provide information about flood preparedness and mitigation to decision makers, stakeholders and the public. Different types of flood-related information will be developed and disseminated through a wide variety of media to reach diverse audiences.


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