British Columbia Invests in Cache Creek Flood Protection

As part of the British Columbia’s investment of over $80 million in emergency preparedness and public safety, the Village of Cache Creek is receiving $150,000 for flood mitigation work.

The Cache Creek program includes the development of flood risk assessments, floodplain maps and flood mitigation plans in the region, BC Government said in its announcement.

MLA for Fraser-Nicola, Jackie Tegart, said: “Small communities have just as much of a responsibility to ensure that their citizens are safe as large ones, but they don’t always have the capacity to do the work. This $150,000 of support for flood plain mapping will provide the Village of Cache Creek with much-needed capacity to ensure that we can keep our citizens safe.”

Minister of State for Emergency Preparedness, Naomi Yamamoto, added: “The over $80 million in investments in community emergency preparedness will help us better withstand floods, fires or earthquakes that could impact our province. Emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility that begins in every home, in every business and across all levels of government.”

“This funding is another of many provincial investments and initiatives to help keep British Columbians safe.”

This assessment will evaluate the structural conditions of the dikes and determine the cost to upgrade the dikes to provincial standard and to acquire at-risk properties.

Another important goal of this project is to assess flood risks local communities face from these unmanaged structures, the release said.

 

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