Kamloops gets funding to help prevent flooding in Riverside Park

Some of the $750,000 received from the Community Emergency Awareness Fund will be used to reconstruct Rivers Trail to a higher level.

The City of Kamloops has received grant funding from the province for flood mitigation work in Riverside Park.

On Friday (May 14), the city announced it had received $750,000 through the Community Emergency Awareness Fund. The city plans to reconstruct Rivers Trail to a higher level.

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“Creating a permanent flood barrier will reduce the amount of municipal and provincial resources required to protect our infrastructure and allow the province to redeploy some of those resources to other communities,” city utility services manager Greg Wightman said in a press release.

In recent years, the province has provided the city with resources to deploy temporary flood protection in the park. The flood mitigation work is part of multiple planned upgrades at Riverside Park. The city said the project will begin this year.

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