Flood mitigation work underway in Beaverlodge

By Curtis Galbraith
September 12, 2018 - 2:34pm

Some flood mitigation work is underway in Beaverlodge, with more to follow.
Mayor Gary Rycroft says some culverts will be replaced, a project that is expected to start within the next week or so.
"Well, three major culverts for sure. There's some other stuff we'll be looking at here right away."
Other culverts and ditches also need work.
"The flood filled a lot of the culverts up with gravel and we need to have that cleaned out. That work is underway. A lot of the drainage ditches over the years filled up with dirt. Those are being cleaned."
Rycroft says a study on flood water management is planned. A grant application is going to the province. The Town would be working with the County of Grande Prairie.
He adds it will take a long time for things to get back to normal after the big flood that hit Beaverlodge August 1.
"People are starting to settle in and things are starting to get completed, but there's a lot of stress in the community and a lot of people were impacted very hard. Some of the downtown business are still working on it and I know some of the residents are still having problems and aren't quite done yet."
The flood happened after a storm that brought 50 millimetres of rain.

Snowfall record for Wednesday in Grande Prairie

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