The City has over 300 kilometre of creeks and streams that are home to fish and other aquatic habitat; each watercourse has been classified by professional biologist to represent their environmental value.
Flooding can happen when extremely heavy rainfalls occur and the runoff exceeds the capacity of the drainage system.
There are currently four major rivers watched by Coquitlam.
The City manages stormwater within watershed boundaries to ensure that properties are protected from flooding and impacts to the environment are minimized.
Many Coquitlam communities are shaped by desirable topography, including natural slopes and ravines that enhance your property's locale.
Stormwater Management controls the quantity and quality of the runoff that is collected from homes and businesses, thereby reducing the risk of property flooding and protecting the health of streams.