BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) has released its Catiline Creek Debris-Flow Hazard and Risk Assessment (Assessment) final report (Report) to the Squamish-Lillooet Regional District (SLRD). The Assessment was conducted to quantify the geotechnical risks to certain sites within Lillooet Lake Estates and Heather Jean Properties, two adjacent off-grid communities located in Electoral Area C of the SLRD, about 21 km east of Pemberton. Funded by Emergency Management BC, the Assessment was commissioned following recent debris flows; there have been three debris flows since 2004.
As a result of the newly quantified risk zones identified by BGC, the SLRD Board will consider the Report further and will work toward a collaborative approach to protect life safety on the Catiline Creek fan.
“This Report identifies risk zones and quantifies the risk level associated with each zone,” says Jack Crompton, SLRD Board Chair. “It provides the information needed to make evidence-based decisions to protect life safety. In the coming months, the Regional District plans to invite stakeholders to work together to proactively address the risks. Ultimately, the safety of the people living in and visiting these communities is our number one priority.”
The Report can be downloaded from the SLRD website at www.slrd.bc.ca/catiline-creek-debris-flow-hazard.
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