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CSRD conducting flood hazard mapping at four watercourses

Flood mapping underway

Flood-hazard mapping of watercourses in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District will continue into November.

The four watercourses in the CSRD include Hummingbird Creek, Sicamous Creek, Eagle River and the Salmon River.

Residents may notice crews from BGC Engineering conducting survey work, the CSRD says.

The work is part of a larger study, initiated by the Fraser Basin Council, to conduct detailed mapping of flood-water hazards in the Thompson River watershed.

The study will look at 13 flood-hazard areas and two steep creeks in the watershed, including the locations in the Columbia Shuswap Regional District.

The results of the study are designed to enhance understanding of steep creek and other flood-hazard areas.

“This field work will form part of a larger, phased project that will ultimately offer more comprehensive mapping to the public, property owners, qualified professionals and regulators,” the CSRD says.

"The maps will be a valuable tool for emergency management planning and will help determine flood risk and possible mitigation projects for the future."

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