East Fishtrap Stormwater Detention Wetlands

Stormwater detention basins to control flooding

We achieved a multi-purpose stormwater control facility that provides wildlife habitat, trailed parkland and improved stormwater quality.

Through coordination with consulting biologists, Fisheries & Oceans Canada, B.C. Environment and the District of Matsqui, we achieved a multi-purpose stormwater control facility which provides wildlife habitat, trailed parkland and improved stormwater quality.

The main stormwater control basins consist of 10ha of cattail and bullrush marsh, which required the excavation of 175,000m3 of recyclable peat, and 5ha of perimeter parkland.