What area of Coquitlam will be affected by flooding?

Please have a look at the Fraser, Coquitlam and Pitt River Flood Extents Map (PDF) for areas which may be impacted by possible flooding.

The map represents the extent of flooding that could occur during a "design" flood event based on the topography of the land (assuming there are no dikes). The design flood is typically based on a 1-in-200-year flood which means there is a 0.5% chance of occurring in any one year. However, the design flood for the Fraser River is based on river discharges from a major flood that occurred in 1894.

The flood plain mapping extents also includes an allowance for sea level rise.

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1. When is the potential for flooding the greatest?
2. What area of Coquitlam will be affected by flooding?
3. Does insurance cover flooding and costs of evacuating?
4. Can other cities be affected by flooding?
5. What does the City do to prepare for flooding?
6. What are the possible impacts of flooding?
7. If the highways are closed, where will traffic be re-routed to?
8. How do I find out if my building is built above flood levels?
9. Will the City provide sandbags?
10. Where can I get more information on how to protect my property from flooding?
11. Can we build our own dikes to ensure access to our building is protected?
12. My property is not in the floodplain. Will it be impacted?
13. How can I get disaster financial assistance?
14. What safety issues do I need to consider after a flooding event?
15. What are the possibilities of the Coquitlam River flooding?
16. Is there a flood information line?