Matrix Solutions Inc. (Matrix), in association with Westhoff Engineering Resources, Inc. (Westhoff), was retained by the City of Grande Prairie to complete the Bear Creek Corridor Assessment. The Bear Creek Corridor Assessment will help establish setback limits for development along Bear Creek upstream of the old city limits (to the 2016 city limit) and to provide related services, such as an assessment of outfalls along the entire Bear Creek corridor. This study also included the development of flood hazard maps for an upstream area along Bear Creek that expanded upon existing flood hazard mapping.

The main components of the project included the following:

  • Geohazard assessment
  • Outfall assessment
  • Floodplain hazard mapping
  • Setback limits