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Canada: growing risk of large-magnitude flood in British Columbia

30 May 2016, FBC

The Fraser Basin Council Phase 1 summary report shows there’s a growing risk of a large-magnitude flood in BC’s Lower Mainland, and that if a major Fraser River or coastal flood were to occur between now and 2100, it would trigger losses estimated at $20 to 30 billion — and become the most costly natural disaster in Canadian history.


General Facts
  • Population: 857 million (2005)
  • Density: 20 per sq km
  • Total Area: 42,322 sq km (X 1,000)
Source of data: OFDA/CRED International Disaster Database
*: reported


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