Panel discussion Thursday night of Fort Langley flooding

The impact of development on the flood plain surrounding the village of Fort Langley will be discussed from a variety of perspectives.

A panel discussion on flooding and the impact of development on the Fort Langley flood plain, looking at the issue from various perspectives, takes place tonight (Thursday) at Fort Langley Community Hall.

The panel discussion will be moderated by Frank Bucholtz, Times editor.

Several of the questions to be considered are what has changed on the flood plain since a similar forum was held in 2008; how will upstream developments such as that proposed for the Wall farm, and the dumping of fill on farmland, affect the flood plain  and are there any new plans for the Fort Langley flood plain?

Panelists will be Kevin Larsen of the Township of Langley, Marvin Rosenau, a BCIT fish and wildlife expert; Fort Langley historian Jane Watt and Fort Langley farmer Tom Astbury.

The event is sponsored by Fort Langley Community Association and Salmon River Enhancement Society.

The event begins at 7:30 p.m.