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Nose Creek Water Management Plan

The Nose Creek watershed, which encompasses the northern part of the city of Calgary and much of the M.D. of Rocky View, has came under increasing pressure over the past two decades as a variety of activities, such as agriculture, transportation corridor and urban development, have become more intense.

What is the Nose Creek Water Management Plan?

The Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan is a guidance document and planning tool.  Once approved by the municipal Councils and authorized by Alberta Environment, The Plan will help guide the municipal jurisdictions and Alberta Environment in day-to-day decision making related to water management in the Nose Creek Watershed and link the issues of water quality, water quantity and riparian habitat with the Watershed's economic and social priorities.

View the Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan.

Three years in the making, the Plan was researched and written by members of The Nose Creek Watershed Partnership. Founded in 1998, the Partnership included The City of Calgary, the City of Airdrie and the Municipal District of Rocky View and by 2001 it had broadened to include the Town of Crossfield and the Calgary Airport Authority.

The Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan is the first of three water management plans underway in Calgary (Plans are underway for the Elbow and Bow Rivers). Water management planning in Alberta is supported by the Alberta Water for Life Strategy.