Work Underway to Shore Up Nechako River Frontage
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Prince George, B.C. – The work has started to shore up the north bank of the Nechako River along three properties on P.G. Pulpmill Road.
The owners of three parcels of land which have frontage on the Nechako River, petitioned the City for a Local Area Service. That means the City will have the work done, and the property owners would share the cost.
The north bank of the Nechako River has experienced significant erosion over the past few years, a problem which was exacerbated by the most recent ice jam of 2012.
The cost of the work to shore up the bank is estimated to be $473 thousand dollars, and the costs will be shared among the three property owners based on the length of their river frontage. The City is recovering the costs through a parcel tax levy that will be added to the property taxes for the three parcels.