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The CRD is 1 of 6 water license holders tied to lands adjacent to Gardom Pond and held as part of the Pender Island Parks and Recreation Service. Gardom Pond has been classified as "high consequence" and in 2017 it was agreed to decommission the pond.
The decommissioning design lowers the existing level of Gardom Pond approximately 2 metres which maintains a water body while eliminating the risk of dam breach and subsequent downstream flooding. An environmental impact assessment of the lowering of the water level in Gardom Pond has been conducted and construction is anticipated to occur in the Summer of 2019.
The CRD has received $460,000 in federal and provincial grant funding through the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) for the decommissioning of Gardom Pond dam on Pender Island.