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SLRD Press Release – Jan. 23, 2015

For immediate release

January 23, 2015

NEWS RELEASE

CATILINE CREEK DEBRIS-FLOW HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT COMPLETED

Pemberton, BC – BGC Engineering Inc. (BGC) has released its Catiline Creek Debris-Flow
Hazard and Risk Assessment (Assessment) final report (Report) to the Squamish-Lillooet
Regional District (SLRD). The Assessment was conducted to quantify the geotechnical risks to
certain sites within Lillooet Lake Estates and Heather Jean Properties, two adjacent off-grid
communities located in Electoral Area C of the SLRD, about 21 km east of Pemberton. Funded
by Emergency Management BC, the Assessment was commissioned following recent debris
flows; there have been three debris flows since 2004.

As a result of the newly quantified risk zones identified by BGC, the SLRD Board will consider
the Report further and will work toward a collaborative approach to protect life safety on the
Catiline Creek fan.

“This Report identifies risk zones and quantifies the risk level associated with each zone,” says
Jack Crompton, SLRD Board Chair. “It provides the information needed to make evidence-
based decisions to protect life safety. In the coming months, the Regional District plans to invite
stakeholders to work together to proactively address the risks. Ultimately, the safety of the
people living in and visiting these communities is our number one priority.”

The Report can be downloaded from the SLRD website at www.slrd.bc.ca/catiline-creek-debris-
flow-hazard.

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For more information, please contact:

Jeannette Nadon

Communications & Grants Coordinator

Squamish-Lillooet Regional District

Telephone: (604) 894-6371 ext. 239

Email: jnadon@slrd.bc.ca

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