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Flood assessment for Nicola River completed.

The document commissioned by the City of Merritt back in June looked at the impacts from flooding at 13 sites in the city and makes several recommendations to help mitigate future flooding along the Nicola River.

Councillor Kurt Christopherson made the motion to have the assessment done following a second straight year of flooding, which again lead to the evacuation of homes along the river.

"This is what we have been asking for a while. there are some possible solutions in there. It gives costs, although I say that with a shutter, although its not surprising they are high. And, it prioritizes things, which gives us a better idea of the big picture."

More than $2-million would be needed to cover the recommendations made by Kerr Wood Leidel in the 2018 Nicola River Assessment.

 

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