No shortage of action on Shorts Creek
Jun 17, 2012 / 8:25 am
The Regional District of Central Okanagan has announced that it has committed to developing an application to fund emergency works along a section of Shorts Creek in the Fintry-Delta.
The announcement came just one day after the RDCO Board received a risk assessment of the creek to nearby property owners.
Emergency Management BC has agreed to fund the design of a work plan with the goal of stopping the threat of any serious sudden erosion to the creek bank in the event of further incidents of high water levels and flows in Shorts Creek.
Diverting and redirecting flows in the creek to a safer course will reduce the threats posed to public safety and infrastructure in the area.
The Regional Emergency Program is working on completing the design of this work plan along with an application for funding to complete the work.
Emergency Management BC is considering the funding application and it’s hoped the Regional Emergency Program will hear back from the Provincial agency by Monday, June 18.
The Regional Board was advised of the threat posed by further immediate erosion (avulsion threat) of Shorts Creek during its meeting Thursday, June 14.
A report conducted for the Emergency Program from Urban Systems highlighted concerns that any additional flows and high water levels in the creek could cause problems in the Fintry-Delta area.
Meanwhile, the creek continues to be monitored in the event further action and response is needed by the Emergency Program.
Anyone noticing a potential problem or flooding concern in the Central Okanagan is asked to call the Regional Fire Dispatch at: 250-469-8577. Sandbags are available at local fire halls for any property owner facing imminent danger from flooding.
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