Our province has provided an explanation for why a temporary berm is built each flood year in the community of Ste. Agathe.

Ritchot Mayor Chris Ewen has questioned why a more permanent solution can not be found for that community. He notes, on what seems like almost an annual basis, construction crews will build a temporary earth berm on the west riverbank in that community. Then, once the flood waters subside, the berm is removed. However, Ewen says by then, the damage has been done to whatever walking paths, grass or even trees may have sat underneath.


Meanwhile, the province says it is in the project planning stages to upgrade the Ste. Agathe dike to the one in 200 year flood protection level. The preliminary design planned for the near future will investigate options to stabilize the riverbank so that permanent diking can be constructed in that location.