_News Talk 770
A flood report, completed six years ago in Alberta, has finally been released by the province. It calls for more than $300 million in spending to protect 54 communities from flood damage.
The report also recommends government stop selling Crown land in flood-zones and stop making disaster relief payments for new developments built in high-risk areas.
The government commissioned the report following floods in southern Alberta in 2005 that killed three people and caused more than $400 million in damages.
Other recommendations call for requiring people who sell property located in a flood-prone area to disclose the information to buyers.
Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths says he isn't sure why the report was not released until now.
He says some of the recommendations aren't workable and the government is sorting out what flood projects are completed and what still needs to be done.