While City staff continue engineering work on the City-wide Flood Mitigation Study and prepare to present the strategy to City Council in June 2017, some work has already taken place across the city to decrease flood risk.
There are several programs currently funded by the City that provide high-priority upgrades to drainage infrastructure in areas that have already experienced flooding due to significant storms. These programs, which have been ongoing for several years, have construction projects scheduled through 2024. Areas such as Mill Woods have already had flood mitigation work done as a result. You can see whether your neighbourhood is part of the City-wide Flood Mitigation Study areas online.
There are several lists below of neighbourhoods by ward that are being considered for work under the City-wide Flood Mitigation Study. Specific, neighbourhood-level information and outcomes from this study will be made available in 2018, and residents will be asked to provide feedback to inform the strategy and ensure solutions meet neighbourhoods’ needs. See the public engagement timeline for more information.
Flood mitigation projects that are scheduled from late 2016 through 2024 will have an impact on the final, neighbourhood-specific plans for the City-wide Flood Mitigation Study, as these construction projects will result in better flood protection for the neighbourhoods selected for upgrades.
Some of the work detailed below will be presented for funding as part of the coming budget cycle in 2019, so timelines are subject to change.