Work on a long awaited berm in Vanderhoof is expected to be tackled once flooding is gone.
The district is in the midst of talking with property owners to get permission to build the ten metre wide berm on the Nechako River.
Mayor Gerry Thiessen says even if the berm were built this year, it wouldn’t make much of a difference for the recent flooding.
“And that is water saturation issue with the river being as high as it is,” says Thiessen, “water has come up through the ground, and filled our parks, and basements and all those kind of living areas.”
Thiessen says the flood conditions on the Nechako is expected to continue for the next three weeks.
The district is holding a meeting on the flooding tomorrow night (WEDS) at seven at the Senior’s Friendship Centre.