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 and debris flow geohazards 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.
This summer the Regional District of Central Kootenay is undertaking the next step - region wide assessments to update existing flood mapping.
Field crews will be performing work on the ground throughout the summer of 2019. Field crews will be walking and recording geological details related to flood processes. Crews may make survey measurements and may take channel sediment samples by hand. 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 foreshore and no soil disturbance will occur 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:
Start Date *
|End Date *||Status|
||Wednesday, July 3, 2019||Friday, July 26, 2019||Completed|
||Monday, August 12, 2019||Sunday, August 25, 2019||Completed|
||Saturday, August 31, 2019||Tuesday, September 13, 2019||Completed|
|Salmo River||Thursday, August 1, 2019||Saturday, August 31, 2019||Completed|
|Slocan River||Tuesday, July 2, 2019||Wednesday, July 31, 2019||Completed|
|Eagle Creek||Monday, July 22, 2019||Thursday, July 25, 2019||Completed|
|Kaslo River at Kaslo||Sunday, August 18, 2019||Thursday, August 22, 2019||Completed|
|Duhamel Creek||Tuesday, July 23, 2019||Friday, August 2, 2019||Completed|
|Kokanee Creek||Thursday, July 25, 2019||Monday, July 29, 2019||Completed|
|Wilson Creek||Friday, July 26, 2019||Sunday, July 28, 2019||Completed|
|Cooper Creek||Sunday, July 28, 2019||Thursday, August 1, 2019||Completed|
|Harrop Creek||Tuesday, July 2, 2019||Wednesday, July 10, 2019||Completed|
||Monday, August 26, 2019||Friday, August 30, 2019||Completed|
|Redfish Creek||Tuesday, July 2, 2019||Thursday, July 4, 2019||Completed|
|Sitkum Creek||Thursday, July 4, 2019||Friday, July 5, 2019||Completed|
|Kuskonook Creek||Wednesday, July 10, 2019||Friday, July 12, 2019||Completed|
* Subject to change
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
The content on this page was last updated November 22 2019 at 10:26 AM