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Posted: June 16, 2018

Floodplain bylaw updated after studies

The City of Fernie commissioned studies on Coal Creek, Fairy Creek and the Elk River to better understand the risk that flooding poses to our community.

The results of the studies showed that there are substantial areas in our city that are in the floodplain that were not previously identified. To help protect the community and limit risk, the city has updated the Floodplain Management Bylaw to reflect the findings.

New flood construction levels have been established from the study.

If your home is within the new floodplain and you plan to renovate or newly construct, please contact our City Planning Department at [email protected].
For more information on the study and new bylaw.

Lead image: Flooding in West Fernie in 2013. e-KNOW file photo

City of Fernie


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