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 and debris flow geohazards 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.
During the summer of 2019, the RDCK in partnership with Emergency Management BC began a second project to provide new flood mapping for 16 high priority areas identified through the Risk Prioritization Study. This project is now complete and the flood mapping and associated reports are publicly available.
Our goal throughout these projects is to support land use planning and to help our communities be resilient to flood related emergencies.
In the summer of 2019, the RDCK undertook region wide assessments to update existing flood mapping.
The work focused on high priority areas identified during a 2018-2019 regional study that prioritized flood and steep creek hazard areas across the District (BGC, March 31, 2019).
The assessment objectives for each study area included the completion of detailed hazard assessments including data compilation, fieldwork and analysis and preparation of hazard maps and reports for each study area.
Through the provision of detailed hazard maps and information, the Stream 2 study supports community planning, bylaw enforcement, emergency response, risk control, and asset management.
The results of this project are now publicly available and the reports can be downloaded from the table below.
|Goat River - Final Report
|Crawford Creek - Final Report
|Burton Creek - Final Report
|Salmo River - Final Report
|Slocan River - Final Report
|Eagle Creek - Final Report
|Eagle Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Kaslo River at Kaslo
|Kaslo River - Final Report
|Duhamel Creek - Final Report
|Duhamel Creek Composite Hazard
|Kokanee Creek - Final Report
|Kokanee Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Wilson Creek - Final Report
|Wilson Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Cooper Creek - Final Report
|Cooper Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Harrop Creek - Final Report
|Harrop Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Procter Creek - Final Report
|Procter Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Redfish Creek - Final Report
|Redfish Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Sitkum Creek - Final Report
|Sitkum Creek Composite Hazard Map
|Kuskonook Creek - Final Report
|Kuskonook Creek Composite Hazard Map
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 email@example.com.
The content on this page was last updated October 4 2023 at 5:03 AM