To safeguard  public, crown  lands  and  infrastructure,  we  have  constructed   erosion  protection  structures on the following sites:   

This work also includes ongoing attention to each site and involves:

  • Infrastructure  inspection  and  reporting  (twice  annually  before  and  after  freshet) 
  • Vegetation  control  -  keeping area  free  of  trees 
  • Detailed Inspections to identify any  potential  breaches 
  • Repairing  damaged  sections if required.

New Remo Dyke

The New Remo Dyke and associated protective works are located along the Zymagotitz (Zymacord) River on a registered easement over District Lot 1706 and Unsurveyed Crown Land. The dyke was constructed in 1980 and  has a 750 meter compacted earth fill berm. The downstream 400 meter section of the dyke is armoured with riprap (broken rock).  Other protective works include a 170 meter section of river bank armouring immediately next to the downstream end of the dyke and a 440 meter section upstream of the dyke.

These protective works help with the continued diversion of the Zymogotitz River away from the community of New Remo. The works are inspected regularly and maintenance is carried out as needed. A copy of the current budget can be viewed here.

Skeena River Channel Management

The Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine is conducting Phase 2 of a study of the Skeena, lower Copper and lower Kitsumkalum Rivers hydrological regime to determine options for flood and erosion mitigation measures. The study area includes the Skeena River from the Kitselas Canyon, east of Terrace, to the confluence of the Zymacord River, west of Terrace, as well as the lower reaches of the Copper and Kitsumkalum Rivers.

Phase 1 of this project was initiated in 2008 with the intent of identifying erosion and flood concerns and prioritizing mitigation strategies. Phase 1, done in conjunction with Kitsumkalum, Kitselas and City of Terrace, included surveying, geological, hydrological and geomorphologic work. Results of Phase 1 are documented in the Channel Stability Assessment: Skeena and Kitsumkalum Rivers in the Vicinity of Terrace (M.Miles and Associates Ltd., July 2009).

Phase 2 is being implemented in late 2018 and 2019, and includes updated LiDAR, updated river survey cross sections and hydraulic analysis, additional hydraulic analysis for fall rain events, river surveying and cross sections to update flood plain mapping using results of hydraulic analysis, gathering fisheries data for integration into future management options, and establishing monitoring stations. The outcome of this study is to update floodplain mapping, identify priority areas of risk and evaluate options for ongoing erosion control.