Boundary Region Flood & Geohazard Risk Assessment - Public

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Welcome!

This website provides information about our current project to better understand and address flood and geohazard risk in the Boundary region. This is a first step to enable decision-makers to focus efforts on developing modern flood hazard maps for the region. Hazard maps are a foundational tool to develop mitigation strategies.

The project study area includes Electoral Areas C, D, and E of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. It does not include the Village of Midway and the cities of Greenwood and Grand Forks, as those municipalities are part of separate flood mapping initiatives.

The overall goal for

Welcome!

This website provides information about our current project to better understand and address flood and geohazard risk in the Boundary region. This is a first step to enable decision-makers to focus efforts on developing modern flood hazard maps for the region. Hazard maps are a foundational tool to develop mitigation strategies.

The project study area includes Electoral Areas C, D, and E of the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary. It does not include the Village of Midway and the cities of Greenwood and Grand Forks, as those municipalities are part of separate flood mapping initiatives.

The overall goal for the project is to equip the RDKB with a better understanding of flood and geohazard risk in the Boundary area. The objectives are to:

  1. Outline areas that are susceptible to flood and geohazards.
  2. Identify assets that are valuable to the community and that are in the way of these hazards.
  3. Engage with a range of community stakeholders and build community resilience.
  4. Assess relative risk to support the development of detailed flood maps and emergency management plans.

Explore this website to learn more and share your thoughts!

  • Find a primer on the project, with a brief overview of our approach, under "Documents"
  • Upload your photos and information about past flood impacts under "Maps"
  • Make a project-related inquiry under "Questions"
  • Review a selection of relevant background websites, reports, and maps under "Background"

Find out more about RDKB disaster and emergency management at: emergency.rdkb.com

To assess risks to the Boundary region due to flood and geohazards, the project team will draw on various types of technical information and analysis, as well as input from a range of stakeholders and governments through two on-line sessions and follow-up surveying. 

In addition, we want to hear from the broader community. If you have a question that would be helpful for the public to see, then ask it here. You may also contact the watershed planner directly (see info on main page). While we appreciate all inquiries, we may not be able to answer all questions.

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