Phase 2 Resources
To read the Phase 1 Summary Report of the Lower Mainland Flood Management Strategy and to access full technical reports and maps, see Phase 1 Results.
A workshop and field tour in June 2018 offered the opportunity for flood managers and others in the LMFMS to visit the Browne Creek Wetlands in the Vedder Greenway, on the south side of the Vedder River in Chilliwack. Because dikes were set back from the river, it was possible for wetlands project partners (DFO and the Fraser Valley Watersheds Coalition) to create salmon spawning channels and for the City of Chilliwack and Rotary Club of Chilliwack to create prime recreational trails that connect the people with the water, while also better protecting the flood infrastructure.
Flood Workshop: Fraser River Flooding, Flood Management and the Environment
June 26, 2018
A June 2018 workshop explored ideas and case studies relevant to flood management in the Chilliwack area of the Fraser Valley. The workshop drew over 50 participants, including members of the Joint Program Committee for Integrated Flood Hazard Management, members of the LMFMS advisory committees, First Nations leaders and staff, and federal, provincial and local staff having responsibilities relevant to flood management. The sessions were followed by a field tour to case study sites.
Many thanks to workshop speakers Dr. Mike Church (Professor Emeritus, UBC Geography), Mike Pearson (Pearson Ecological), Neil Peters (Retired Provincial Inspector of Dikes), Brent Baron (Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada), Lory Oberst (Housing Manager, Skwah First Nation), Chief Robert Gladstone (Shxwha:y Village) and Frank van Nynatten (Assistant Manager of Environmental Services, City of Chilliwack).
See presentation slide decks from the day:
June 22, 2017 Flood Workshop