The City of Delta’s lobbying efforts on the need for long-term funding to support a dredging maintenance program is ongoing. Currently, there are insufficient funds to dredge all the Ladner channels to grade. At the June 25, 2018 Regular Meeting, Council approved a meeting with key dredging stakeholders to develop a collaborative strategy that better engages other levels of governments on the importance of funding a dredging maintenance program. View the staff report.
In 2012, Delta entered into a contribution agreement with Port of Vancouver, the BC Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure, and the City of Richmond to undertake a $10 million dredging program of Ladner harbour, Steveston harbour and other secondary channels of the lower Fraser River. The dredging program ended in February 2015 and removed more than 400,000 cubic metres of sediment accumulation at the entrance to Deas Slough, the entrance to Ladner Harbour and at the north end of Sea Reach. To view a summary of all the work completed under the local channel dredging program, along with the issue of long-term funding for future maintenance dredging, see the Council report.
Delta would like to acknowledge and sincerely thank Ladner Sediment Group for all of their hard work, support and collaboration towards this important issue in our community.
Reports and Related Documents
Port Metro Vancouver Local Channel Dredging
For any questions related to Delta's involvement, please contact:
Bernita Iversen, Manager of Corporate Policy