RDKB flood and geohazard risk assessment funding
The BC government has earmarked nearly 150 thousand dollars to the RDKB to complete a Boundary region flood and geohazard risk assessment. The total cost of the project is $163,000 with a $13,000 contribution by the RDKB. The RDKB is one of twenty-four local governments and First Nations communities in BC that will receive $3.46 million through the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund (CEPF).
The RDKB contracted engineering firm Ebbwater Consulting Inc. to support the grant application, and to complete a flood and geohazard risk assessment for RDKB Electoral Areas C, D, and E once funding was in place.
This funding is part of the nearly $69.5 million Community Emergency Preparedness Fund, designed to help communities prepare for, and respond to, disasters.
The project will produce a stand-alone flood and geohazard risk assessment to support future projects, which will include the development of regional floodplain maps and mitigation plans. It will incorporate information about affected communities, the economy, infrastructure, land-use, climate change, environment and culture and engage with stakeholders to gather information from local sectors, groups and neighbourhoods impacted by the annual freshet. The RDKB will present all findings, maps and reports to the community in the final phase of the project.