Monday, February 7, 2022
Members of the public can now use the Columbia Shuswap Regional District's online mapping portal to examine updated geohazard risk mapping in watersheds throughout the region.
It can be found on the CSRD Maps webpage under the Online Mapping and Property Information tab. Users can click the mapping layer for Hazard Mapping, view data from four separate studies and zoom in to find information on specific areas or properties.
The new layer incorporates data from a series of reports, including a region-wide Geohazard Risk Prioritization Study, which was presented to the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) Board of Directors last year. This latest regional study focuses on steep creek and flood risk areas across the region. It identified and prioritized geohazard areas covering 1,946 km2 of the CSRD.
This new mapping layer is part of an ongoing process to enhance the quality and accessibility of flood and landslide hazard information for the public, potential property buyers, development industry professionals, local governments and regulatory agencies.
It forms the basis for future, more detailed flood-risk mapping studies in areas identified as high-risk.
These studies are designed to inform and support land-use planning and development in the CSRD. This information also assists in the CSRD's emergency management planning.
For further information regarding the use of the mapping portal, please contact David Major, Information Technology (IT)/Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Coordinator at 250-833-5958 or email David Major.
For information regarding the geohazard studies, please contact Tom Hansen, Emergency Program Coordinator, at 250-833-5910 or email Tom Hansen.
If you are contemplating new development, or re-development of a property, please contact Development Services for more information:
Photo: Mapping work on a steep creek in the CSRD was conducted by BGC Engineering Inc. Photo courtesy BGC Engineering.