Freshet flooding in the Fraser Valley

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.

Downloads

Executive Summary - Freshet Flooding and Fraser Valley Agriculture: Evaluating Impacts and Options for Resilience - 2017

2 MB, pdf

Project Report - Freshet Flooding and Fraser Valley Agriculture: Evaluating Impacts and Options for Resilience Study - 2016

1 MB, pdf

Maps - Freshet Flooding and Fraser Valley Agriculture: Evaluating Impacts and Options for Resilience Study - 2016

26 MB, pdf