MLA Doug Routley says Cowichan Valley is more prepared thanks to flood mitigation project

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CHEMAINUS – New Democrat MLA Doug Routley says that people in the Cowichan Valley will be safer during future flooding events thanks to the completion of a flood mapping project.

“In recent years our community has faced increasing challenges related to flooding on the Chemainus River,” said Doug Routley, MLA for Nanaimo-North Cowichan. “That’s why our government is supporting the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Halalt First Nation in flood mapping exercises which will better prepare us for climate emergencies and change outcomes for people.”

The Cowichan Valley Regional District received $510,500 in funding for a Chemainus River flood mapping project. The project developed updated flood maps for the Chemainus River floodplain for the Cowichan Valley Regional District and Halalt First Nation, which will help develop ongoing mitigation and flood-relief programs. These programs will help keep people safer from floods and make life easier for people facing flooding.

Across the province, a total of 24 flood mitigation projects have been recently completed to make people and communities safer. The projects were supported by more than $10.8 million in funding, cost-shared by the provincial and federal governments.

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