During the week of October 3-4 in 2015, Columbia and most of the Midlands experienced a natural disaster unlike any seen in modern history, as a weather system brought historic flooding to the region. More than 20 inches of rain were reported in parts of the Midlands in what was dubbed a “thousand year flood.”
An embankment breach of the Columbia Canal threatened the drinking supply for thousands of Columbia residents. Through the heroic efforts of many, the Columbia Canal Water Treatment Plant remained in operation and continued to supply drinking water to all its customers throughout the ordeal. However, permanent repairs to the canal have been delayed for years. Until now. This page will serve as a resource to provide information and updates on the progress of repairs to the Canal.