FVRD Receives $500,000 for Hatzic Lake Flood Mitigation
May 3, 2023
The Fraser Valley Regional District has received $500,000 in funding from the Provincial Government to offer support and leadership at the Hatzic Lake flood-mitigation planning table and for support actions to reduce flood risk in the Hatzic Lake flood zone.
“The Hatzic Lake watershed is incredibly complex, both in terms of governance and the ongoing flood management of the area,” said Jason Lum, FVRD Board Chair. “This initial funding is a signal from the Province of British Columbia that the Hatzic watershed is a priority, and it will help augment the process toward protecting this valuable resource and the people who live in these flood-risk areas,” he said.
Hatzic Lake is an oxbow lake that adjoins the Fraser River and is located on the east side of Mission, BC, and within the Fraser Valley Regional District and the Traditional Territories of the Leq’á:mel and Semá:th First Nations.