A partially completed housing development built on the flood plain in Fort Langley is now under threat of flooding from a rising Fraser River.
“We’re in the process of understanding what the implications are in relation to water rising,” said Randy Dick, manager of the Bedford Landing development for ParkLane Homes.
“We’re up high. That’s the good news.
“It’s too early to say what the solution is in the long term. For the short term, with the freshet coming, we’re going to keep the water table down with flap gates and pumps.”
The development bills itself as “waterfront living in the heart of Fort Langley.” The partly built subdivision sits on what was once the flood plain next to the Bedford Channel.