NEWS

Assessment Court of Revision –  May 28, 2022  Noon to 2:00 pm @ Everglades Hall – 8400 Shook Road

2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING NOTICE

May 16, 2022 – Monday.  Call to Order 7:15 pm

Hatzic Prairie Hall  – 10845 Farms Road

Registration from 5:00 pm  closes  7:00 pm sharp

  • Must be registered on title and attend AGM to vote
  • No proxy votes
  • Landowners must check in with ID. (Driver License or DAID Assessment Notice)
  • Completion of statutory declarations by Corporations.
  • Available at check-in: AGM agenda, 2022 Budget, 2021 Financial Statement, voter slip

Trustee Terms \ Nominations

Due to term expiry 3 trustee positions are up for the 2022 election year:

  • Dewdney             (1) –  3-year term
  • Hatzic Lake          (1) –  3-year term
  • Hatzic Prairie       (1) –  3-year term

Candidates unable to attend the meeting are required to email their nomination acceptance to admin@daidinfo.com  no later than May 13, 2022 and provide a contact number for acceptance verification, prior to the election.

Trustees of the Dewdney Area Improvement District must comply with Resolution #39 and agree to the signing of a Confidentiality Agreement upon appointment and must have a private email address

Dewdney Area Improvement District voter eligibility requirements as per Ministry of Community and Rural Development directive dated July 7, 2010:

– Married person: only that person who is registered on title, gets to vote;
– Two or more persons registered on title: each person registered on title is allowed one vote;
– Five properties – one owner: the owner is only entitled to vote once regardless of how many properties he/she owns;
– Where a board or corporation owns land within the improvement district, only one vote is allowed for each board or corporation and those entities must designate one person to act as an authorized agent to vote on its behalf;
The above voter eligibility directives is based on the premise that all basic citizenship, age, ownership and residency requirements have been met. A copy of the above mentioned directive will be mailed on request.
January 12, 2022  @ 2:50pm– Localized flooding is being experienced in some areas due to frozen ground, snow pack, and current rainfall. Fraser River and Lake levels are low and water is flowing naturally from lake to the Fraser River. Fraser River levels at Hope & Mission, lake level, tide, weather forecast and pump station levels are being monitored twice daily. There will be some increase in the lake level for next 24 – 48 hours as water from valley makes its way through the lake. 
December 5, 2021 @  9:45am  **Update**  Lake level has dropped to about 8″ above summer level and continues to recede. The lake level drop over the past 36 hours will greatly help with draining the water in the Hatzic Prairie areas. Volunteer have been cleaning the area by the culverts as it is required.
December 3, 2021 @  11:00am  ** Flooding Update**  Fraser River level at Hope has dropped and the level at Mission is lower than yesterday. The pumps are running. Hatzic Lake level dropped 8″ over night and is slowly dropping. There is a vast amount of water in Hatzic Valley that still needs to flow through the lake, then the dike to the Fraser River.  Volunteers are on the lake clearing debris by the culverts. November 30, 2021 Evacuations Alerts and Orders were invoked for areas in Hatzic Prairie & Hatzic Lake (FVRD Electoral F & G). Check Fraser Valley Regional District website for updates on the orders.
December 1, 2021 @ 9:15 pm  ** Flooding Update** November 30, 2021 Evacuations Alerts and Orders were invoked for areas in Hatzic Prairie & Hatzic Lake (FVRD Electoral F & G). Fraser river level rose in Hope and that water was received in our area today. The runoff from Tuesday’s heavy rain flowed into the lake today. Lake levels rose as a result of the inflow from Hatzic Prairie and the Fraser River rising closed the outflow flaps earlier today. The pumps are running and tonight the Fraser level at Mission is starting to drop. The break in the weather today will help with the amount of inflow and continued dropping of the Fraser River will allow natural outflow through the outflow flaps. There will be some lake level climbing as a result of the last portion of the atmospheric weather storm that the area is experiencing tonight.
November 29, 2021 9:15 pm  ** Flooding Update** Pumps including the 2- 1948 have been running on the weekend and continue today. A drop in the Fraser River earlier today allowed some natural outflow through the outflow flaps.  With the atmospheric weather storm on the weekend our area is experiencing flooded roads, ditches, streams, lake, farms land, and mudslides. Water from the water courses north of the lake take approx .24 hours to flow through the lake, the outflow gates (naturally or pumped) to the Fraser. The break in the weather today before the next extreme atmospheric weather storm expected Tuesday – Wednesday will not be enough to draw down the lake. Our area could experience flooding similar or worse to the week of Nov. 15. DAID staff (2) are monitoring the pumps every 2 hours along with levels of Fraser River, pump station, and lake and debris at the culverts. Fraser Valley Regional District website has information re Flood Alerts / Evacuation orders. Our area is in the Electoral Districts F & G.  
November 21, 2021 – **UPDATE**  At 4 pm today Hatzic Lake is below summer level continuing to drop. The pumps are still running. Hatzic Prairie water has receded in most areas.

November 17, 2021 – **UPDATE**  At 4 pm today it has been 24 hours since the water level at the pump station quit rising. The Fraser River has dropped 6′ allowing natural out flow at the dyke, and the pumps are running. Water has started to recede in most areas. Lake level has dropped 5″.

November 14, 2021 – *****ALERT ****** Heavy rainfall over the past 24 hours is causing Hatzic Lake level to rise and flooding in lower areas in the Hatzic Prairie zone. The pumps have been turned on, and are being monitored throughout the night. A check at 9:30 pm is showing the lake is just over summer level. There is a large amount of water in the watershed above the lake that will result in high water levels over the next 48 hours. DAID is advising ratepayers to check and monitor their properties.

Assessment Court of Revision –  June 19, 2021 noon to 2:00 pm @ Everglades Hall – 8400 Shook Road
Dewdney Area Improvement District voter eligibility requirements as per Ministry of Community and Rural Development directive dated July 7, 2010:
– Married person: only that person who is registered on title, gets to vote;
– Two or more persons registered on title: each person registered on title is allowed one vote;
– Five properties – one owner: the owner is only entitled to vote once regardless of how many properties he/she         owns;
– Where a board or corporation owns land within the improvement district, only one vote is allowed for each board     or corporation and those entities must designate one person to act as an authorized agent to vote on its behalf;
The above voter eligibility directives is based on the premise that all basic citizenship, age, ownership and residency requirements have been met. A copy of the above mentioned directive will be mailed on request.

June 18, 2019 – Invasive Species Funding for Hatzic Lake  – $262,600.00. Check link below to read official BC Government News Release.   https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2019FLNR0170-001266

Hatzic Lake Level
Hatzic Lake level is governed by the natural flow of the water from the upper streams and creeks and the level of the Fraser River.

When the Fraser River level drops the water from the lake flows naturally through the flap gates into the Fraser River. It is normal to see exposed lake bed during the months September to May every year. The lake will have minor fluctuations of water during the winter months depending on the amount of heavy rain, snow etc. that is received over a short period of time.

During the Freshet (spring thaw usually beginning of May) when the Fraser River rises due to melting snow from the Interior Rivers the flap gates are forced closed and incoming water from the valley creeks and streams above the lake area remains in the lake. The pumps are used to pump water from the lake when the lake level becomes too high.

.Downloads (click to download/view):

Hatzic Slough SRSs Final Environmental Monitoring Report

DAID 1972 Letters Patent

DAID September 9, 2015 Diking Tax System Memorandum

August 2015 Hatzic Lake Water Level Reductions Notice/li>

Hydro Consumption Cost-Savings Measures

DAID PROJECT Manager May & June Report

HATZIC LAKE SLIDE GATES OPERATIONS MANUAL

Intake 2013: Hatzic Prairie Drainage Design Proposals

V. Einsiedel vs. DAID et al Oral Reasons for Judgement