Flood Protection and Planning

Flooding can pose a serious risk to public health and safety. Representatives from local governments, diking authorities and the public can use these guidelines and legislation to help manage potential flood impacts in their community.

National Disaster Mitigation Program - Call for Proposals

Emergency Management BC (EMBC) is accepting flood mitigation related proposals for the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) until 16:00 PST, August 1, 2017.

Flood Planning and Response Guide for British Columbia

This guide has been developed to assist local authorities and diking authorities with preparation of a flood response plan to guide activities during flood events.

Flood Hazard Land-Use Management

Experience has shown that land-use management and flood-proofing areas susceptible to flooding are the most practical and cost-effective ways to reduce the effect of flooding on lives and property.

Dike Management and Safety 

Dikes, such as embankments, berms or other structures, are constructed to prevent flooding in areas of the province.

Fraser River Sediment Management Program

The Fraser River Sediment Management Program was initiated to help maintain the current level of flood risk in the Fraser Valley.

Legislation

British Columbia Flood Response Plan

This plan describes how the provincial government will coordinate responsible ministries to manage a flood event.

Flood Preparedness

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The BC River Forecast Centre is responsible for issuing flood watches and warnings. A watch means flooding is possible, a warning means flooding is imminent.

Visit the PreparedBC flood page for more information on what you can do to prepare in advance of a flood.

Additional Resources

Flooding checklists (PDF)

Preparing your business (PDF)

Sandbagging How-to

Cleaning Up After a Flood

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