At the June 23 Council meeting, the RMWB introduced the need for a community conversation about the region’s approach to flood risk.
The 2020 flood had many far-reaching negative impacts on the region – it affected more than 1000 buildings and properties across different areas in Fort McMurray. For many people, the recovery and cleanup process is still happening.
The conversation will require exploring options for how to best manage the flood risk in Taiga Nova Eco-Industrial Park, downtown, Ptarmigan Court, Waterways and Draper. The RMWB is considering a variety of options ranging from continuing with the current approach, land-use regulations, land-swaps or even to buyouts of properties in the floodplain. Each area is unique, and the solutions will not be one-size-fits-all. Each area will require a tailored approach.
This is a conversation that involves all people and businesses in the region. All residents and property owners are encouraged to fill out the survey below. This survey is one step in an important process of engaging you – and we will be providing other opportunities to connect with us on this important matter in the near future. Survey closes July 8.