The District of North Vancouver has issued a RFP for flood risk assessment of the Upper Seymour River.
“The purpose of this project is to understand the level of existing risk to people and property along the study area and how that risk will change over the next several decades,” the RFP states.
The study area will focus on properties and infrastructure located on the Seymour River flood hazard area upstream of Mount Seymour Parkway.
The risk assessment will consider previous hazard and risk assessments and will address the impacts of climate change.
The study area is primarily single-family residential with a population of approximately 2,500.
District has activated its flood response operations in the area several times in recent years in response to major rainfall forecasts and events.
The residents in the study area continue to experience minor flooding and riverbank erosion in moderate flow events and DNV worries about the consequences of a larger flood event.
The Flood Risk Assessment will enable mitigation planning that will suggest the need for and timing of a range of mitigation measures.
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