River Flood Mapping Update

Due to storm events in November 2021, the river projects (Little Qualicum River and Nanaimo River) experienced some delays. Our engineering consultants from Kerr Wood Leidal were engaged in supporting Provincial flood efforts in the lower main land and the high water flow levels delayed the field survey team on the Nanaimo River.

With improved weather and river conditions the project teams have resumed and we've happy to announce we've back on track! The projects are scheduled to be completed as proposed; Little Qualicum River in March 2022 and Nanaimo River later in 2022. Once the project report has been finalized for the Little Qualicum River, staff will be preparing a update to the RDN's Flood Management Bylaw No. 1469. The bylaw update will include the new mapping information for the Englishman River, Little Qualicum River and the coastal zone. This information will be presented to the RDN Board of Directors and residents with a request to proceed with consultation on the draft amendment bylaw.

Future updates will continue to be posted here, on the project's Get Involved webpage and through local media, as applicable.

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