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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.

Flood Mitigation Work

Ward 1

Work recently completed in this ward includes: 

  • Aldergrove and Belmead dry pond and storm sewer upgrades (completed 2011)
  • Meadowlark Park drainage upgrades (completed 2009)

Work currently underway includes: 

  • Summerlea storm sewer upgrades - engineering design complete
  • Aldergrove sanitary sewer pipe upgrades - engineering design will begin in 2017

Some neighbourhoods in ward 1 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 2

Work recently completed in this ward includes: 

  • Prince Rupert dry pond (completed 2016)

Some neighbourhoods in ward 2 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 3

Ward 3 hasn’t had flood mitigation work done yet many neighbourhoods in this ward are relatively new, and their drainage infrastructure already meets current standards. Ward 3 also hasn’t experienced significant flooding from storms to date. 

Some neighbourhoods in ward 3 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 4

Ward 4 hasn’t had flood mitigation work done yet, since it hasn’t experienced significant flooding from storms to date. 

Some neighbourhoods in ward 4 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 5

Work recently completed in this ward includes: 

  • Lynwood sewer pipe connection and road regrading (completed 2009)
  • Quesnell Heights sanitary sewer pipe upgrade (completed 2012)
  • Rio Terrace sanitary sewer pipe upgrade (completed 2012)
  • Elmwood storm sewer upgrade (completed 2009)

Work currently underway includes: 

  • Elmwood sanitary sewer trunk and dry pond - construction and public engagement ongoing

Some neighbourhoods in ward 5 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 6

Ward 6 hasn’t had flood mitigation work done yet because it hasn’t experienced significant flooding from storms to date.

Some neighbourhoods in ward 6 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 7

Ward 7 hasn’t had flood mitigation work done yet because it hasn’t experienced significant flooding from storms to date.

Some neighbourhoods in ward 7 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 8

Work recently completed in this ward includes: 

  • Belgravia upgraded storm sewer trunk (completed 2010) 
  • McKernan upgraded storm sewer trunk (completed 2010)

Some neighbourhoods in ward 8 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 9

Ward 9 hasn’t had flood mitigation work done yet because it hasn’t experienced significant flooding from storms to date.

Some neighbourhoods in ward 9 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 10

Work recently completed in ward 10 includes: 

  • Lendrum Place dry pond and sewer pipes (completed 2008)
  • Malmo Plains sanitary sewer upgrade (completed 2008)
  • Duggan dry pond and sewer pipes (completed 2015)
  • Aspen Gardens/Greenfield sanitary sewer upgrades (completed 2016)
  • Royal Gardens sanitary sewer upgrades (completed 2015)
  • Bearspaw/Keheewin sanitary sewer upgrade (completed 2015) 
  • Bearspaw storm sewer upgrades (completed 2011)
  • Malmo Plains dry pond and sewer pipes (completed 2010) 
  • Pleasantview sewer upgrades (separation of the storm and sanitary sewer systems) (completed 2013)
  • Sweet Grass sanitary sewer upgrades (completed 2013)

Work currently underway includes: 

  • Ermineskin/Steinhauer sanitary and storm sewer upgrades - engineering design currently underway, with construction estimated for 2018 and public engagement scheduled to begin in 2017. 
  • Westbrook Estate sanitary sewer pipe upgrades - engineering design currently underway. Construction timelines will depend on whether funding is received during the next budget cycle in 2019. Public engagement will begin prior to construction (estimated for 2020).
  • Parkallen dry pond - currently in the engineering design phase. Construction timelines will depend on whether funding is received during the next budget cycle in 2019. Public engagement is scheduled for 2017.

Some neighbourhoods in ward 10 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 11

Work recently completed in ward 11 includes: 

  • Satoo dry pond and storm sewer pipes (completed 2009)
  • Satoo sanitary sewer storage pipe (completed 2008)

Work currently underway includes: 

  • Tweddle Place sanitary and storm sewer pipes upgrade, dry ponds and swales - construction is scheduled for completion in 2021, with public engagement ongoing in Mill Woods overall since 2012. 
  • Ekota dry pond and Menisa storm sewer pipe upgrades - construction finished in 2016, and the contractor will be doing some last, minor fixes in spring 2017. 
  • Tawa dry pond and sewer pipe upgrades - construction began in March 2017 and is scheduled through late 2018. This project includes some additional upgrades of pipes in Hillview and Weinlos (ward 12). 
  • Malcolm Tweddle and Edith Rodgers flood mitigation projects (spanning the neighbourhoods of Tweddle Place, Michaels Park and Lee Ridge) - engineering design in progress, with construction scheduled for autumn 2017. Public engagement has been ongoing since 2015. This large-scale project will include a two-cell dry pond and upgrades to both the sanitary and storm sewers.
  • Richfield storm and sanitary sewer upgrades
  • Lee Ridge storm and sanitary sewer upgrades
  • Sakaw/66 Street storm sewer upgrades 
  • Mill Woods Park - upgrades to the storm sewer system and expanding the capacity of the current wet pond 
  • Maple Ridge wet pond and storm sewer pipes

Some neighbourhoods in ward 11 are still being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study. More information will be available after the strategy receives direction from City Council in mid 2017.

Ward 12

Work currently underway in ward 12 includes: 

  • Weinlos - part of the Tawa dry pond and sewer pipe upgrades project in ward 11 (see above for details). Construction is scheduled for mid-2017 through late 2018.

There are no neighbourhoods being considered for further flood mitigation work under the City-Wide Flood Mitigation Study because many areas in ward 12 have either already undergone priority flood mitigation work or have infrastructure that meets current standards. 

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