Before COVID-19, our Association held two face-to-face workshops entitled “Protecting your Property from Grand Lake Flooding: Stories from the Trenches”. The first workshop was held in the Mill Cove Nursing Home on February 22, 2020 and the second was held in the Minto Seniors Hall on February 29, 2020. There are five slide presentations available. A brief synopsis of each is as follows:
(a) An introductory slide show “IntroductorySlideShow.pdf” illustrates some of the different approaches used around Grand Lake to protect properties from flood level spring freshets with accompanying wind.
(b) One property owner presented his approach to erosion protection using large shot rock placed on top of industrial landscape fabric; see “Martin’sPresentation.pdf“. The largest pieces of rock called armour rock were placed on the most susceptible erosion locations, and worked to protect the property shoreline from erosion in 2019.
(c) Brown’s Paving from Sussex presented their solution with “World Block Erosion Prevention Slide Show_Feb.20_2020“. The Brown’s Paving company make consistently sized interlocking 2 x 2 x 4 foot concrete blocks for erosion protection, and show how these were used in 2018 to repair damage and protect against flooding in 2019.
(d) A property owner presented his approach in “John’s Gabions#2.pdf” with Gabion cages to protect against erosion. Gabion cages are heavy wire mesh cages constructed on site, then filled with natural rock to provide a heavy, stable wall that dissipates energy from crashing waves without moving. The Gabion cages worked to protect their home from erosion in the 2019 flood.
(e) Staff from Grand Lake Timber in Chipman presented their approach in “GrandLakeTimberFloodPrep2018_2019.pdf” to protect against the significant threat from flooding at their mill. They constructed large dirt-filled berms from overlapping tarps to surround areas of their mill operations; these were effective at keeping the floodwaters at bay.