These resources document the potential impacts of freshet flooding to agriculture in the Fraser Valley Regional District. Impacts were assessed/evaluated using various flood scenarios. Potential actions for flood mitigation and resilience are identified for various levels, including multi-partner, agriculture sector level and farm level. The report outlines:

  • The overall economic value of agricultural production in the Fraser Valley, focusing on areas at risk of flooding
  • Potential costs and losses for agriculture and associated businesses under several flood scenarios
  • Existing measures for mitigating flood risk and recovery
  • Options for reducing agricultural losses, increasing resilience and speeding recovery in case of a large flood

Accompanying maps show various flood scenarios under different conditions, for example, with and without dike breaches.

Downloads:

Executive Summary – Freshet Flooding and Fraser Valley Agriculture: Evaluating Impacts and Options for Resilience – 2017

Project Report – Freshet Flooding and Fraser Valley Agriculture: Evaluating Impacts and Options for Resilience Study – 2016

Maps – Freshet Flooding and Fraser Valley Agriculture: Evaluating Impacts and Options for Resilience Study – 2016