Comox Valley Coastal Flood Risks in Around Town

November 25, 2021

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) will be offering a free introductory information session on coastal flood risks in the Comox Valley on November 30. The District has recently updated floodplain maps for Electoral Areas A, B and C as well as K’ómoks First Nation IR#1, IR#2, and IR#3 as part of its Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy. 

This aerial photograph shows some of the coastal and wetland areas in the Comox Valley. The Regional District is currently developing a Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy to address climate change.

The Coastal Flood Adaptation Strategy has been under development since 2018 when the provincial government directed Local Governments to plan for 1 metre of sea level rise. The Comox Valley has a history of flooding in river and coastal areas and the severity of flooding is projected to increase under future climate change conditions. Planning for these changes now will help reduce costs and impacts in the future.

The CVRD has so far taken a two-phased approach to developing the strategy. Phase 1 included a detailed analysis and modelling of coastal flood hazards. Phase 2 is focused on a high-level risk assessment, stakeholder engagement, and preferred adaptation options. The Phase 2 assessment excludes Courtenay, Comox, or Denman and Hornby Islands.

The information session will be held online through Zoom from 6:30 – 8 pm. Please register in advance through

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