Brandon to See $27M in Flood-Protection Upgrades

Flood protection for the city of Brandon is on the way. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA FILE)

Brandon is in for improved measures to protect the Wheat City from future flooding.

The province and federal government are enhancing the linear dike system within the city, including both improvements to the dikes and the dike drainage systems.

Permanent flood protection will include improving linear dikes already in place on the north and south sides of the Assiniboine River — high enough to hold back a 1-in-300-year flood.

Upgrades are also being made to the lift station along the Assiniboine River corridor. This will ensure residents living on the north side of the river retain domestic sewer services in the event of flooding.

A dike will also be built along PTH 110 to maintain the important transportation and access route.

The province and Ottawa are each contributing $12.25 million, while the City of Brandon putting in $2.5 million.