Sandbags Available to Cultus Lake Park Residents – November 29, 2021

Cultus Lake Park has prepared sandbags for leaseholders to protect properties in preparation for the forecasted heavy rainfall.

These are currently available for residents to pick-up at the entrance of the Public Works yard.

If you have any questions, please contact the Park office at 604-858-3334 or email [email protected]

RECOVERY UPDATE – November 29, 2021

Cultus Lake Park staff have been working to recover from the flooding on November 14th and continue to action preventative measures to keep the community safe.

Columbia Valley Highway remains open at this time throughout the Cultus Lake Park community with access to Chilliwack and Yarrow.

The extensive work to the culvert on Munroe Avenue continues to be holding and drainage from the creek is flowing as planned. Staff are scheduled overnight to monitor and clean the debris from the lower creek at Lakeshore Drive to prevent further flooding.

The log boom installed on November 18th at Main Beach has been successful in controlling the excessive debris that has gathered near the mouth of Sweltzer Creek. It has mitigated potential flooding along the foreshore and has prevented damage to footbridges and Department of Fisheries and Oceans assets.

In addition, Public Works staff recover debris that has collected along the foreshore between Main Beach and Sunnyside Campground.

Cultus Lake Park appreciates all of the patience and support throughout the recent weeks, as we focus to restore our community back to its original condition.

Valley Waste and Recycling Schedule

A friendly reminder to Cultus Lake Park residents, that Valley Waste and Recycling will be collecting all three streams of waste today as per the usual schedule. November 29, 2021

RECOVERY PLAN – UPDATE November 24, 2021

Staff continue to focus on the removal of debris from the lake to protect footbridges and prevent accumulation in Sweltzer Creek.
Critical infrastructure above Lakeshore Drive and Munroe Avenue remains key focus in the anticipation of more rain this week.
The accumulation of debris on the shore of Sunnyside Campground that was removed from the lake will remain in place until staff begin preparation for the 2022 season.

The Chief Administrative Officer continues to formulate a recovery and repair strategy for Cultus Lake Park assets.

November 22, 2021

Cultus Lake Park constructed a log boom on November 18, 2021 to prevent debris from collecting and clogging at Sweltzer Creek. Residents and guests should exercise extreme caution around anchor points on Main Beach and Lakeshore Drive.

The Park’s highest concern is the excess of debris in the lake and the potential for that debris to damage footbridge or further clog Sweltzer Creek. Staff are working on mitigating impact to the Sweltzer Creek area and contracted multiple  excavators to remove debris in the lake following the extreme weather conditions beginning on Sunday, November 14, 2021. The debris was fully collected from the lake near Sunnyside Campground on Sunday, November 21, 2021. Staff continue to work on cleanup of Main Beach and surrounding areas.

Facility Closures:

Wharves and Docks: all wharves and docks have experienced extreme flooding and are not accessible to the public. Do not utilize or access any dock at this time. November 15, 2021.

Sunnyside Campground: Residents are advised to avoid this area as staff are working on removal of debris that has collected in the area. November 16, 2021.

Community Hall: is closed until further notice due to extreme rainfall and flooding in the area. November 15, 2021.

A Message from the Chief Administrative Officer

On behalf of the Cultus Lake Park Board, we would like to thank everyone who is diligently working in these extreme weather conditions to keep our community safe.

Cultus Lake Park staff, Fraser Valley Regional District, Ministry of Transportation and The City of Chilliwack worked around the clock for the last two days to assess areas of extreme danger and damage, clear roads and culverts of mud and debris and keeping our community informed.

We would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to Soowahlie First Nations Band for allowing members of the community and surrounding area emergency access through their lands.

We are grateful for the Cultus Lake Volunteer Fire Department, all First Responders, volunteers and members of the community that dedicated time and resources to keeping the community safe over the last couple days.

Thank you to the Cultus Lake Park community for your patience and cooperation as we begin the journey to restore our community and surrounding area.


Joe Lamb
Chief Administrative Officer

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