Drainage

Creeks & Streams

The City of Coquitlam has over 300 km of creeks and streams that are home to fish and other aquatic habitat; each watercourse has been classified by professional biologist to represent their environmental value.

Flood Protection

To protect residents and businesses from potential flooding there are catch basins, ditches and rainwater source controls in place to collect rain runoff.

Floodplain & Dikes

The Coquitlam River Flood Levels were designed based on the design 200 year flood, which is a flood that can occur on average once every 200 years.

Integrated Watershed Management

Coquitlam manages stormwater within watershed boundaries to ensure that properties are protected from flooding and impacts to the environment are minimized.

Steep Slope

Properties near natural slopes and ravines are desirable due to the unique scenery and close proximity to nature; however, steep slopes are susceptible to failure and can cause a landslide.

Stormwater Management

Stormwater is a natural resource that is essential for aquatic ecosystems.