Update on Cloverdale Community Flood Mitigation
The City of Edmonton meet recently with the Cloverdale Flood Mitigation Committee to provide an update on flood mitigation improvements in the neighbourhood. New protocols for river floodgates and communications employed in 2016 proved to be effective. To improve two way communications during times when the river is high, the City plans to launch email@example.com in 2017. This exclusive email will give residents direct access to drainage staff for their questions or concerns during high river events. However, street or home flooding should still be reported to 311.
Flood mitigation infrastructure improvements that will benefit Cloverdale, as discussed in 2015 with residents, are being considered for inclusion in the 2019-2022 drainage capital budget. This capital funding plan will be finalized by the end of 2017 or early 2018. A major indicator of what will be in the plan will come in the second quarter of 2017, when an update of City’s flood mitigation strategy is expected. The priority of projects will be affected by City-wide needs, the risk of not doing upgrades, what else is planned for Cloverdale (such as LRT, neighbourhood renewal), and other factors. Whenever possible, required drainage work will be done in conjunction with other major City activity in Cloverdale to minimize disruption to local residents and traffic.
The City has committed to keeping the Cloverdale community informed about drainage improvements. In the meantime, you can click here to get more information on the City’s flood prevention plans and activities. Join the Storm and River Alerts email list if you want to be immediately notified the next time there is a potential flood risk to Cloverdale, Rossdale or Riverdale.
Please let me know if you have any questions or concerns regarding the above. Thanks.
Engagement and Communications Consultant
City of Edmonton