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Phase 2 Flood Strategy Overview

Phase 2 (2016-) of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy (LMFMS) initiative is aimed at developing a regional strategy to reduce flood risk and increase the flood resilience of communities along the lower Fraser and South Coast.

Phase 2 builds on the work in Phase 1 through a collaboration of governments and other entities having responsibilities for flood management in this region.

Structure & Leadership

A Leadership Committee is in place for Phase 2 of the LMFMS. The Committee is composed of representatives of governments that are working together to guide the strategy development.

Input during Phase 2 work has been invited from all orders of governments directly, as well as through the Joint Program Committee for Integrated Flood Hazard Management and through advisory committees. Participating entities were updated and engaged through briefing bulletins, meetings, a flood forum, presentations, workshops and a draft feedback document on a preliminary working draft strategy.

The Leadership Committee has been supported by the Fraser Basin Council.

Project Work

Floodplain mapping project

Phase 2 work has included:

  • 2D Regional flood modelling and mapping (2019)*
  • Update to the hydraulic model (2021)
  • Flood Risk Assessment report (2020)
  • FloodWise website and videos (2020)
  • Preliminary working draft of strategy for feedback (2020-2021)
  • Lower Mainland dikes: analysis of freeboard and vulnerability (2021-2022)

*Regional maps are available on this site and on the FloodWise site.

The following are expected in 2023:

  • Synthesis of Technical Analysis report
  • Pathways to Action report

Our Vision

Social well-being supported by a vibrant economy and sustained by a healthy environment.

About the Fraser Basin Council

The Fraser Basin Council (FBC) is a charitable non-profit organization that brings people together to advance sustainability in the Fraser River Basin and throughout BC. Established in 1997, FBC is a collaboration of four orders of government (federal, provincial, local and First Nations) along with those from the private sector and civil society. We work with people in multiple sectors, helping them find collaborative solutions to today’s issues through a commitment to the social, economic and environmental dimensions of sustainability. Our focus is on healthy water and watersheds, action on climate change and air quality and strong, resilient communities and regions.

FBC Project and
Partner Sites

Plug in BC:


ReTooling for Climate Change:

FBC Youth:

Climate Action Toolkit: 

Salmon-Safe BC

Contact Us

FBC has offices in Vancouver, Kamloops, Williams Lake and Prince George. We also have staff located in Abbotsford and Vernon.

To reach us, see FBC Offices and FBC Staff.

Our main office is:

Fraser Basin Council
1st Floor, 470 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC V6C 1V5

T: 604 488-5350
F: 604 488-5351

We are grateful at the Fraser Basin Council Society to live and work on the unceded ancestral
territories of the Indigenous Nations of British Columbia.