Flood Protection and Planning

Visit Public Safety Canada for information on the National Disaster Mitigation Program

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.

For information on the Lower Mainland LiDAR and Ortho-Imagery Project, view the attached PDF

For information on available disaster mitigation funding programs, visit the following page.

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.