Kaslo-area creeks see flood prevention work

Public and private dollars have gone into preventing the sort of flood damage witnessed last year on several area creeks from recurring.

Campbell Creek is seen in an aerial photo in June 2012 after it broke its banks. Recent work is aimed at preventing a recurrence.

A combination of public and private dollars have gone into work aimed at preventing the sort of flood damage witnessed last year along several area creeks from recurring.

Rural Kaslo regional district director Andy Shadrack says mitigation measures have taken place at Schroeder, Keen, Fletcher, and Campbell creeks, involving individuals and community water groups. It included building berms and removing and cutting up debris.

“The Emergency Program Act allows us to take preventative measures,” he said. “So for about $84,500 we protected $22 million worth of property. It’s better to [be proactive] than repair and replace.”

Shadrack put up about $12,500 for the Fletcher Creek improvement district, while a strata corporation at Campbell Creek spent $60,000, and the rest came from private citizens.

 

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