Navigable Waters Act Notice FEB-21

February 1, 2021 - Structural Flood Mitigation - 4th St. Peachland Yacht Club

Beach Avenue is a critical emergency access route and the municipalities main arterial to downtown. In 2020, the District completed a Flood Risk Assessment and Flood Mitigation Planning study, funded by a UBCM grant. It identified that the area between 4th Street through to the Yacht Club was at Very High Risk of impacts from a flooding event. There is currently ineffective or no existing flood protection works in the proposed area. The District was successful in obtaining a UBCM Structural Flood Mitigation Grant for $750,000.

The proposed flood mitigation includes installing riprap, anchored logs, V-logs, groynes, offshore breakwaters, and the dredging and restoring of gravel.

The District of Peachland hereby gives notice that an application has been made to the Minister of Transport, pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for approval of the work described herein and its site and plans.

Pursuant to paragraph 7(2) of the said Act, the District of Peachland has deposited with the Minister of Transport, on the on-line Navigable Waters Registry and under registry number 2544, or, under the NPP File Number 2008-500365 a description of the following work, its site and plans: Structural flood mitigation measures in Okanagan Lake on the lands of Headlease 338968 between 4th Street and Swim Bay, Peachland, in the Province of British Columbia. Subject to approvals, construction is anticipated between Spring 2021 and Fall 2022.

Comments regarding the effect of this work on marine navigation can be sent through the Common Project search mentioned above under the Comment section (search by the above referenced number) or, by sending your comments directly to #820-800 Burrard Street, Vancouver BC, V6Z 2J8, if you do not have access to the internet.

However, comments will be considered only if they are in writing (electronic means preferable) and are received not later than 30 days after the publication of the last notice. Although all comments conforming to the above will be considered, no individual response will be sent.

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