The City of Richmond is in the early stages of developing an overall dike master plan.
The first phase of the plan focuses on identifying long-term flood protection improvements for the Steveston and southern west dike areas.
Preliminary concepts have been created and the public is being invited to learn about them and provide feedback.
Richmonds 49 kilometres of dikes are integral to the citys flood protection infrastructure, which provides ample protection against current flood threats, said Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release.
The dike master plan will comprehensively address the long-term future protection of Richmond from events such as ocean storm surges, Fraser River freshets, rising sea levels and seismic events, while considering the natural environment and the attractive accessibility of our waterfront.
Phase one preliminary work has identified two concepts for primary dike alignments in the Steveston area and there are several ways the public can learn about the concepts and provide input.
There will be two drop-in style open houses; on Dec. 5 and 12, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Steveston Community Centre, 4111 Moncton St.
City representatives will be on hand to talk about the dike master plan and answer questions. Feedback and suggestions on the conceptual dike upgrade options are encouraged.
Residents will also find detailed information and may provide feedback on the citys new public engagement website, www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca or www.richmond.ca.
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