Dyking & Drainage on Farmlands
See how Surrey's policies and programs protect farmland from floods and improve farming conditions.
We've developed several policies and programs to protect farmland and improve farming conditions in Surrey.
The Soil Deposition Bylaw includes enhanced soil management measures and enforcement capabilities to better protect lands and the environment within the City of Surrey, while allowing for reasonable opportunities for soil deposition and removal.
Surrey's dyking program manages and improves drainage of farmland in Surrey. See the New Soil Conservation and Protection Bylaw for details.
The province's Drainage Management Guide covers how to prepare a Drainage Management Plan and how to operate and maintain drainage systems.
Surrey has 3 dyking districts:
- Surrey Dyking District
- Mud Bay District
- Colebrook Dyking District
Dykes are also often located on private property. In theses situations, please respect private property.
For more information about Surrey dykes, visit our Floodplains webpage.