Fitzsimmons Creek Debris Barrier
Awards & Recognition
The Fitzsimmons Creek Debris Barrier is British Columbia’s first large-scale debris barrier designed specifically for debris floods.
Located upstream of Whistler, the barrier protects Whistler Village from the full force of a debris flood by:
- Slowing the velocity of the flood;
- detaining up to 34,000 cubic metros of debris and
- withstanding an impact equivalent to a 2.8 tonnes boulder slamming into it at 5 metros per second.
- The unique design significantly advances state of the art hazard mitigation on mountain creeks.