The new strategy to prevent flooding in the Lower Mainland may involve more dredging.
Plans to protect 50-billion dollars worth of property could include further deepening the Fraser River.
Tom Lively with Fraser River Pile & Dredge says his company already has a long term contract to safely remove sediment deposits for Port Metro Vancouver.
“Mostly, it’s going into pre-loads for future buildings. A significant amount of that sand was used, for instance, on the South Fraser Perimeter Road, quite a large volume was used in the Port Mann Bridge road project.”
Lively admits dredging is not possible in some areas because they’re in a seismic zone.
Concerns have also been raised about the disruption of salmon beds.