A new strategy aimed at preventing flooding in the Lower Mainland has been unveiled at a conference in New Westminster.
Days after we learned only one of the 15 dikes along the Fraser River between Hope and Chilliwack is strong enough to prevent flooding, the Fraser Basin Council has developed a two-phase approach.
The first one involves identifying all risks by some time next year and the second will focus on action to be taken starting in 2016.
No costs have been attached yet, but research outlined in a report for local business leaders shows $50 billion worth of vulnerabilities.
They’re calling for immediate action to head off a “catastrophe.”