The Fraser Valley Regional District provides the following flood protection and drainage services within Electoral Areas C, E, F and H:
Baker Trails Village Debris Control Works
The Baker Trails Village debris control works are owned and operated by the Fraser Valley Regional District and consist of three training berms, two debris basins, and a stabilization slope. The debris control works provide protection for Baker Trails Village, a manufactured home subdivision located 2 km east of the Vedder Crossing Bridge on Chilliwack Lake Road in Electoral Area E.
Cascade-Carratt Creek Flood Protection Works
The Fraser Valley Regional District owns and operates a 1.5 km setback dike along the west side of Cascade Creek. The protective berms along the banks of Carratt Creek are privately owned and maintained by the local area property owners. The Cascade and Carratt Creeks are located east of Sylvester Road, approximately 15 km north of the Lougheed Highway in Electoral Area F.
Elbow Creek Flood Protection and Debris Control Works
The Elbow Creek flood mitigation works, owned and operated by the Fraser Valley Regional District, provide protection for the subdivisions of Harrison Lane, Eagle Point and River’s Reach. The flood protection works consist of a sediment basin and two setback dikes. The Elbow Creek flood protection works are located in the Harrison Mills area of Electoral Area C.
Frosst Creek Flood Protection Works
The Frosst Creek flood protection works provide protection to the community located on the Frosst Creek alluvial fan near the south end of Cultus Lake. The works consist of two debris basins and two dikes on the south and north sides of Frosst Creek in Electoral Area H. Portions of the dike are located on private property and thus, public access is restricted.
Rexford Creek Drainage and Debris Control
The Rexford Creek debris basin, owned and operated by the Fraser Valley Regional District, provides protection for the Williamsburg development from natural hazards associated with debris flow and/or debris flood events. The Williamsburg development consists of approximately 30 residential lots located 4.5 km east of the Vedder Crossing Bridge on Hirschman Road in Electoral Area E.
Wilson Road Dike
The Wilson Road dike works, owned and operated by the Fraser Valley Regional District, consist of a 900m long dike along the Chilliwack River and two floodboxes. The purpose of a floodbox is to allow the gravity discharge of internal drainage water from behind the dike into the main watercourse during times when the external water level is lower than the level behind the dike. The dike is located along the north bank of the Chilliwack River, approximately 3.5 km upstream of Vedder Crossing in Electoral Area E.
The Wilson Road dike was damaged during the 2021 Atmospheric River Event. Planning for the recovery work is currently underway.