This project report documents the potential impacts of freshet flooding to agriculture in the Fraser Valley Regional District. Impacts were assessed/evaluated using various flood scenarios.
Potential actions for flood mitigation and resilience are identified for various levels, including multi-partner, agriculture sector level and farm level.
The report outlines:
- The overall economic value of agricultural production in the Fraser Valley, focusing on areas at risk of flooding
- Potential costs and losses for agriculture and associated businesses under several flood scenarios
- Existing measures for mitigating flood risk and recovery
- Options for reducing agricultural losses, increasing resilience and speeding recovery in case of a large flood
Accompanying maps show various flood scenarios under different conditions, for example, with and without dike breaches.