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.
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:
Start Date *
|End Date *|
||Monday, July 3, 2019||Thursday, July 9, 2019|
||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|
||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
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 June 18 2019 at 4:57 PM