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Fraser Basin Council Report Released: BC Floods Risky, Costly

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Source: File photo, CTV news.

The Fraser Basin Council released their report on flood risk in British Columbia, including their assessment of the state of the province’s diking system.

From CTV News:

“The Fraser Basin Council says a major flood along the coast or the Fraser River could be the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history, with potential losses of about $32 billion.

“The group says in its report that flood risks are projected to worsen over the next 85 years, both in size and frequency.

“The report notes dikes in the Lower Mainland were constructed in the 1970s and ’80s, that 71 per cent of those assessed could fail if either the Fraser River or the coast floods and that only 4 per cent of the barriers meet provincial standards for crest height.”

Click here to read more from the article, and click here to read the full report and other updates on this project from the Fraser Basin Council.

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