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Strong Turnout to Debris Flow Mitigation Project Meeting

Approximately 80 people took part in a community information meeting regarding the Cold Spring Creek Debris Flow Mitigation Project on Thursday in Fairmont.

“It was wonderful to see such a strong turnout to the meeting,” says RDEK Electoral Area F Director Susan Clovechok. “Staff did a great job in covering all aspects of the project from the background of its evolution to the complex and significant funding, current construction updates and upcoming project elements.”

Following presentations by various RDEK project team members, the floor was opened for questions. “The Q&A portion of the meeting was insightful, and I appreciated all those who stepped forward to ask questions and share their comments,” adds Clovechok.

Construction on the Cold Spring Creek Debris Flow Mitigation Project is well underway and is expected to continue for the next three weeks before shutting down for the winter season.  Current efforts are focused on completing the relocation of the watermains; and, a temporary creek diversion around a short section of the work site downstream of the existing reservoir in order to build the outlet structure for the new debris barrier.  Once construction breaks for the winter, it will not resume again until spring when weather conditions allow. 

A rendering of the completed structure and a host of project-specific information has been posted on the project page: https://engage.rdek.bc.ca/debris. A recording of the meeting and copies of the presentation slides will also be available on the project page the week of December 4.