The city is mobilizing to begin pumping water out of Loganberry Lane in Hidden Valley, says the city’s manager of engineering.
Taylor Eshpeter said today staff have mobilized the diesel generator pump, and he’s continuing to plan the steps.
The plan is to lay approximately 600 to 700 metres of hose from Loganberry to the Takhini River, he explained.
Eshpeter said he still has to determine if they need to check with the Yukon Water Board and whether there are any restrictions about
pumping the water out of the area as waterfowl enter their breeding season.
“We are in the process of doing the planning and getting ready to pump,” he said. “We have initiated the process.”
Eshpeter said they’ll only be pumping during the day, as the pump will be noisy.
Determining how far to bring down the water level is also part of the planning, he said.
Loganberry Lane is no stranger to flooding, but the city hasn’t had to take any action in the past five years.
Eshpeter said they do have a capital project on the books for a permanent fix, but it will require public consultation.