McClure’s Brook added to Colchester County’s list of flood mitigation projects

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TRURO – Flood mitigation projects scheduled for Colchester County this year will see the municipality spending a total of $411,561.

Of that amount, $372,599 will come from the county’s flood reserves while the remaining $38,962 will comes from its Planning Studies fund.

A total of $1.8 million is planned for flood mitigation projects within Colchester and the Town of Truro this year. Fifty per cent of the total cost is being borne by the province while the town and the county are each responsible for half of the remaining costs.

The one exception is for a flood mitigation project on McClure’s Brook, which will also see the Millbrook First Nations band contributing one-third of the municipal share.


The following is a cost breakdown for this year’s flood mitigation projects:



LiDAR data -   (total cost) $149,694, (county share) $38,962;

River training, Salmon and North rivers - (total cost)  $312,858, (county share) $78,215;

Avon Street dike - (total cost) $50,000, (county share) $12,500;

Lorne Street dike - (total cost) $50,000, (county share) $12,500;

North River dike/weir - (total cost) $25,000, (county share) $6,250;

Salmon River winter rock work - (total cost) $78,215, county share) $19,555;

Flow monitoring stations - (total cost) $78,215, (county share) $19,555;

Flood risk study - (total cost) $393,925, (county share) $98,481;

McClure’s Brook - (total cost) $753,256, (county share) $125,543.

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Organizations: Millbrook First Nations

Geographic location: Colchester County, Truro, Avon Street Lorne Street North River Salmon River

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