Mark Creek Flume Flood Management and Stream Rehabilitation

City of Kimberley (2011-2016)

Aqua-Tex was the primary design consultant on the $7.0 M Mark Creek Flume project. The engineering team included LaCas Consultants (hydrology), Exp Services (geotechnical) and Herold Engineering (structural). This project began in 2011 with the development of a two-phase design to take Mark Creek out of its 400-m long concrete channel and rebuild a naturalized creek through town that would withstand a 200-year flood event. The first phase was constructed in the summer of 2012 and the second phase was completed in January 2016.
Link to timelapse video of phase 2

This project won the 2017 Engineers and Geoscientists of BC Environmental Award
  • We design and build projects that are efficient, effective and affordable both for the owner and for the community. Smart development can provide both economic and ecological benefits and can enhance the communities in which we live and work. Our solid understanding of the science of freshwater ecology ensures that our projects go beyond looking green, and function properly in both the short and long-term. We believe in an integrated team approach to sustainable planning and design.
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    - Cori L. Barraclough
    Freshwater Ecologist at Aqua-Tex