Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation – Phase I Update

 Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation 

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RDEK – Board Highlights – February 2015

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 10-Year Service Award
  • Columbia Valley Lot Sizes
  • Koocanusa Crown Land Recreation
  • Fairmont Creek Debris Flow
  • Conservation Fund 2015 Projects
  • Drinking Water Committee
  • West Fernie Servicing Project
  • Application to WildSafeBC
  • Letter of Thanks
  • Trans Canada Trail
  • Special Event Licence Granted
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid

Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation – Phase I

 Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation 

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Fairmont Creek Flood Control Service

In March, Director Booth and RDEK staff held two open houses to present information on the proposed expansion of the Fairmont Creek Flood Control Service to include the entire community of Fairmont, and to expand its scope. Information was also mailed to property owners regarding the proposed service and a survey was conducted to gather feedback.   The input provided at both open houses and through the surveys indicated strong support for the expansion of the service area and was a key factor in Director Booth’s decision to move forward with the amendment process by giving what is called ‘consent on behalf of the electors’.  On Friday, the RDEK Board gave three readings to the amending bylaw for the Fairmont Flood & Landslide Service. The Bylaw will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development for approval prior to coming back to the Board for adoption.

We also got some great news on Friday afternoon. The Federal and Provincial governments announced they have approved $311,552 in funding through the Building Canada Fund – Communities Component – Flood Protection Program for the RDEK’s Fairmont Creek Debris Flow Mitigation project. The total cost of this phase of the project will be just over $467,000 – and the remaining portion of the project coming from the Community Works Fund (Gas Tax), community donations, and taxation.

This Phase will see the creek channel widened and bank protection (rock armouring) between the downstream portion of the Marble Canyon works and the pond/debris trap on hole #12 on the Mountainside Golf Course. This work will:

• increase the capacity of the creek; and,
• assist in keeping debris or high water within the creek channel.

I have attached the news release regarding the funding announcement (click to see announcement) and the results of the survey (click to see the results) for your information.

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RDEK – Board Highlights – January 2014

Read about what is happening (pdf) in our RDEK meetings;

  • 2014 Board Priorities
  • CBT Community Initiatives Applications
  • Windermere Water Report
  • Wasa and Area Official Community Plan
  • Fairmont Creek Flood Control
  • Homeless Shelter Support
  • Moyie Utility Advisory Commission
  • Zoning Regulations Amendments
  • Discretionary Grants In Aid
     
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Hazard Assessment Report for Fairmont Hot Springs Creeks

The RDEK received funding from Emergency Management (EMBC) to do an aerial inspection of Fairmont Creek and Cold Spring Creek watersheds following the June 2013 debris flows. Clarke Geoscience also completed the 2012 Hazard and Risk Assessments.

These assessments determined that Cold Spring Creek experienced a deterioration of stable material since the October 2012 inspection and Fairmont Creek watershed has unlimited material that has the potential of mobilization and has the potential for debris flow events should the right climatic conditions occur.

You are invited to read these assessments;
Cold Spring Creek (pdf)
Fairmont Creek (pdf)

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Fairmont Creek Debris Flow

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