A devastating windstorm swept through the City of White Rock that resulted in extensive damage to the Pier, waterfront, and boats along the marina on December 20, 2018. BC Hydro reported it to be the most damaging in the Crown utility’s history.
The White Rock Pier damaged midsection of the Pier was repaired. The new section has steel piles and a concrete deck with timber planks.
East Beach Restoration
The East Beach promenade reopened on June 21, 2019.
The City of White Rock worked extensively on the restoration of East beach and log removal.
Large logs and wood debris have been moved from the shore line along East beach to the White Rock (P’Quals). BNSF Railway assisted with the restoration by supplying a work train to remove the logs that were cleaned up from the shore line.
The West Beach Promenade reopened in February 2019.
The City’s Engineering and Operations department, along with contractors and clean up partners like BNSF Railway, collectively moved over 500 tons of logs and garbage. Hazardous materials such as fuel tanks, batteries, metal fragments, and boat components were also removed.