Flooding poses catastrophic risks to BC’s economic vitality, safety and environment, and affects both property owners and communities.
To mitigate flood risks, consumers need to know if their property is vulnerable. Floodplain maps provide important information on the flood risk of each region, and can help homeowners, buyers and REALTORS® make informed decisions about their properties. Unfortunately, many floodplain maps across BC are outdated or do not exist.
BCREA recommends that the provincial government:
Take the lead, working with local and federal governments, to ensure floodplain maps are updated and remain current.
Ensure sufficient provincial government expertise and capacity to implement flood mitigation initiatives, including the National Disaster Mitigation Program.
- Provincial government floodplain mapping resources
- Federal government floodplain mapping guidelines
- Progress Report: Floodplain Maps Action Plan (October 2017)
- BC Floodplain Maps Action Plan (Updated October 2017)
- Floodplain Mapping Funding Guidebook for BC Local Governments (Updated October 2017)
- Progress Report: Floodplain Maps Action Plan (June 2017)
- Progress Report: Floodplain Maps Action Plan (February 2017)
- BC Floodplain Map Inventory Report (October 2015)
- Floodplain Mapping Backgrounder (May 2014)