Flood Map Study

Regional District of Central Kootenay Flood Map Study

In the spring of 2019 the Regional District of Central Kootenay completed a Risk Prioritization Study to identify areas at risk for flood, landslide and debris flows throughout the region. The Risk Prioritization Study was the first step in a series of projects that will enable our communities to be prepared for peak river flows, intense rain storms and other extreme weather events. Our goal is to support land use planning and to help our communities be resilient to flood related emergencies.

Project Description:
This summer the Regional District of Central Kootenay is undertaking region wide assessments to update existing flood mapping. 

Field crews will be performing work on the ground throughout the summer of 2019. Bathymetric surveys will also be completed. The survey work will be done on foot over the river banks and using a boat for the in-channel portion of the survey. The boat will be launched from public launches and the crew will travel to the site. There may be a few laths (survey stake) placed temporarily on the river banks to aid the field crew during their survey. These laths will be removed once the survey is complete. No heavy equipment will enter the propeerty or soil disturbance will be made during the surveys.

The data collected from bathymetric surveys and/or field work will be used to create detailed flood maps. Field work will be performed on the following water bodies:

Study Area

Start Date *

End Date *
Goat River
Monday, July 3, 2019 Thursday, July 9, 2019
Crawford Creek 
Monay, July 30, 2019 Thursday, August 10, 2019
Monday, July 11, 2019 Thursday, July 18, 2019
Salmo River  Monay, July 3, 2019 Friday, July 30, 2019
Slocan River  Monday, July 3, 2019 Friday, July 22, 2019
Eagle Creek  Monday, July 22, 2019 Wednesday, July 25, 2019
Kaslo River at Kaslo  Monday, July 27, 2019 Thursday, July 29, 2019
Duhamel Creek  Thursday, July 23, 2019 Friday, August 2, 2019
Kokanee Creek  Saturday, July 25, 2019 Sunday, July 29, 2019
Wilson Creek  Monday, July 26, 2019 Tuesday, July 28, 2019
Cooper Creek Wednesday, July 28, 2019 Thursday, August 1, 2019
Harrop Creek  Friday, July 2, 2019 Tuesday, July 10, 2019
Proctor Creek 
Wednesday, July 6, 2019 Thursday, July 8, 2019
Redfish Creek  Friday, July 2, 2019 Saturday, July 4, 2019
Sitkum Creek Sunday, July 4, 2019 Monday, July 5, 2019
Kuskonook Creek  Tuesday, July 10, 2019 Wednesday, July 12, 2019

 * Subject to change

Project Benefits:
The purpose of this study is to update and enhance the accessibility of flood and landslide hazard maps to the public, property owners, qualified professionals and regulators. The maps will also inform emergency management planning.

Public Outreach:
The public outreach for this project will include: public bulletins, newspaper advertisements, media releases and facebook posts. Properties where access for field crews are required will be contacted directly by RDCK staff.

For all other inquiries, RDCK Planning staff is available to answer questions about the flood map study. Please contact us at 250-352-1549 or planning-floodplain@rdck.bc.ca.

The content on this page was last updated June 18 2019 at 4:57 PM