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KGS Group wins contract for lower Churchill River flood risk mapping study

Mud Lake and Happy Valley-Goose Bay are located along the lower Churchill River in Labrador. - Lindenschmidt independent review of Churchill River flooding, May 2017
Mud Lake and Happy Valley-Goose Bay are located along the lower Churchill River in Labrador. - Lindenschmidt independent review of Churchill River flooding, May 2017

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – KGS Group has been awarded a $931,000 contract for a flood risk mapping study, a flood forecasting model and a flood forecasting service for the lower Churchill River.

According to a release from the provincial government, the information will be used to identify areas that may be impacted by climate change as well as associated flood alert levels and flood hazard areas.

“By taking steps to identify areas that could potentially be impacted by future floods and climate change, our government is taking steps to enhance the safety and security of the residents of Mud Lake and Happy Valley-Goose Bay,” Municipal Affairs and Environment Andrew Parsons said in the release.

The work is expected to be completed by March 31, 2019.

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