Parks Flood Recovery

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RDCO Contact for Flood Recovery Projects:
Wayne Darlington, Manager of Planning, Capital Projects and Visitor Services
(250) 469-6232 parks.flood.recovery@cord.bc.ca

May 7, 2018 - RDCO Parks Staff have received Disaster Financial Assistance approval for flood recovery funding.  Staff are working on retaining consultants to begin the design process leading to a construction tender and completion of flood repairs. Completion dates of flood recovery projects will be determined once the design and tendering processes have moved forward.

April 17, 2018 – RDCO Parks Staff continue to work with the Province to secure funding and approval for the flood recovery projects below. 

Hardy Falls Regional Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: T.B.D.

Project Cost: $405,000                   Project Site Plan: Coming soon…

Description: Significant high water flow events destroyed bridge #2 and #8 and damaged trails, undermined trees, and eroded structural stability of various structures in the park.  The flood recovery project will involve the replacement of Bridge #2 and #8, the repair of trails and repair of the remaining bridge and viewing structures. 

Current Status: Park is temporarily closed due to flood damage. Parks services staff is working with the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program to secure funding and approval for recovery projects.  Given the volume of requests to DFA for flood recovery, approvals are taking longer than expected.

Updates:  May 4, 2018Both bridges #2 and #8 and associated debris have been removed in preparation of the 2018 freshet season.  

April 17, 2018 - Bridge #2 and #8 are in the process of being removed in preparation for the 2018 flood season and for replacement later in 2018.

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Glen Canyon Regional Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: T.B.D.

Project Cost: $95,000                     

Description: Significant high water flow events damaged trails, undermined trees, and eroded structural footings of the stairs in the park.  The flood recovery project will involve the re-routing of trails and stabilization of staircase footings.

Current Status: Park is open with restricted areas due to flood damage. Parks Services staff is working with the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program to secure funding and approval for recovery projects.  Given the volume of requests to DFA for flood recovery, approvals are taking longer than expected.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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Mill Creek Regional Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: T.B.D.

Project Cost: $240,000                   Project Site Plan: coming soon…                              

Description: Significant high water flow events destroyed the vehicle bridge, eroded sections of trails, damaged the access road, and impacted the boardwalk within the park.  The flood recovery project will involve the replacement of the vehicle bridge, repairs to the access road, repair of trails, and stabilization of the boardwalk. 

Current Status: Park is temporarily closed due to flood damage. Parks Services staff is working with the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program to secure funding and approval for recovery projects.  Given the volume of requests to DFA for flood recovery, approvals are taking longer than expected.

Updates:  May 7, 2018The replacement of the damaged vehicle bridge is currently out for a design-build proposal from qualified proponents. Time frame will be determined once a qualified proponent has been selected.

April 17, 2018 - The Mill Creek vehicle bridge is being removed in preparation for the 2018 flood season and for replacement later in 2018.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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Okanagan Centre Safe Harbour Regional Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: T.B.D.

Project Cost: $375,000                   Project Site Plan: coming soon…                              

Description: Significant high lake levels, flooding and high wind/wave action damaged the parking areas and access roads, undermined the inner boat launch concrete slab, undermined access ramps to the fishing pier, and caused minor damage to the dock structures.  The flood recovery project will involve repairing foreshore protection, parking areas, access roads, dock and ramp structures, and boat launch. 

Current Status: Park is open with restricted areas due to flood damage. Parks Services staff is working with the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program to secure funding and approval for recovery projects.  Given the volume of requests to DFA for flood recovery, approvals are taking longer than expected.

Updates:  May 7, 2018An environmental consultant has been selected to assist with the completion of provincial requirements in order to complete the project and work directly with the consultant completing engineering and detailed design work.

April 17, 2018 - A Request for Proposal has been issued to select a consultant for engineering and detailed design work. This work is subject to Provincial approval for Disaster Financial Assistance.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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Fintry Community Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: T.B.D.

Project Cost: $120,000                   Project Site Plan: coming soon…                              

Description: Significant high lake levels, flooding and high wind/wave action destroyed the dock and access ramp, and damaged the concrete slab boat launch.  The flood recovery project will involve replacing the dock structure and stabilizing the concrete slab boat launch and protection of the foreshore. 

Current Status: Park is temporarily closed due to flood damage. Parks Services staff is working with the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program to secure funding and approval for recovery projects.  Given the volume of requests to DFA for flood recovery, approvals are taking longer than expected.

Updates:  May 7, 2018An environmental consultant has been selected to assist with the completion of provincial requirements in order to complete the project and work directly with the consultant completing engineering and detailed design work.

April 17, 2018 - A Request for Proposal has been issued to select a consultant for engineering and detailed design work. This work is subject to Provincial approval for Disaster Financial Assistance.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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Killiney Beach Community Park – Post Flood Recovery Project

Start Date: December 1, 2017     Substantial Completion Date: T.B.D.

Project Cost: $535,000                   Project Site Plan: coming soon…                              

Description: Significant high lake levels, flooding and high wind/wave action damaged the parking area and access roads, undermined the boat launch concrete slab, and caused damage to the dock structure in the park.  The flood recovery project will involve repairing foreshore protection, parking area, access roads, dock structure, and boat launch. 

Current Status: Park boat launch is closed due to flood damage. Beach area and new swim grid in place and available for use. Parks Services staff is currently working with the Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) Program to secure recovery funding and approval for recovery projects.  Given the volume of requests to DFA for flood recovery, approvals are taking longer than expected.

Updates:  May 18, 2018 - new swimming grid installed.  Park beach and swimming area is open to the public for use.  Boat launch and former dock area remains closed.

May 7, 2018 – An environmental consultant has been selected to assist with the completion of provincial requirements in order to complete the project and work directly with the consultant completing engineering and detailed design work.

April 17, 2018 - A Request for Proposal has been issued to select a consultant for engineering and detailed design work. This work is subject to Provincial approval for Disaster Financial Assistance.

For more information on this project visit our Major Projects Map

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