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Storm Pond Assessment Program

Stormwater is rain or snow melt from our roofs, lawns and roadways that enters catch basins on our streets and eventually drains through pipes into our rivers. To learn more about stormwater and how we manage it, visit our Storm Drainage System page.

Our storm ponds, such as wet ponds or engineered wetlands, provide a place for excess stormwater to collect as well as a way to filter the water and remove contaminants before it enters our rivers.

About the condition assessment program for storm ponds

The storm pond assessment program began in 2015. The program assess the current condition of the storm ponds using methods such as bathymetric surveys, sediment sampling, riparian and aquatic vegetation survey, fish survey, slope stability investigation and visual inspection. The program will be active until 2019, with approximately 10 to 15 wet ponds or wetlands being assessed per year.

We will use the gathered data to assist in decisions related to design, operation, maintenance and renewal. This will ensure our storm ponds function as intended. We currently operate and maintain 155 storm ponds in Calgary.

Storm ponds to be assessed from the beginning of August to the end of September 2016

City of Calgary employees, consultants and contractors will be working in and around the storm ponds completing the assessments for 2016.

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  • All 2016 storm ponds and wetlands for assessment
  • Rocky Ridge wetland. 55 Rockyvale Drive N.W.
  • Tanglewood wetlands. 549 Tuscany Springs Blvd. N.W.
  • Royal Oak wetland. 313 Royal Bay N.W.
  • Royal Oak pond. 397 Royal Oak Circle N.W.
  • Royal Oak pond. 28R Royal Highland Court N.W.
  • Country Hills Towne Centre wet pond. 920 Country Hills Blvd. N.E.
  • Coventry Hills pond. 31R Country Village Road N.E.
  • Harvest Hills rentention lake. 95(R) Harvest Hills Drive N.E.
  • Edgemont wetland. 9401 Edgebrook Blvd. N.W.
  • Hidden Valley pond. 10018(R) Hidden Valley Drive N.W.
  • McCall Lake pond. 1600 32 Avenue N.E.
  • Westwinds south pond. 5420 Métis Trail N.E.
  • Cougar Ridge west and east ponds. 497 85th Street S.W. and 103R Cougar Ridge Heights S.W.
  • Discovery Ridge sedimentation pond. 5 Discovery Drive S.W.
  • Montreux pond. 7977 Fortress Drive S.W.
  • West Springs pond. 880 81 Street S.W.
  • Confederation Park west and east ponds. 3204 Collingwood Drive N.W. and 905 30 Ave N.W.
  • 61 Ave S.E. pond. 2920 61 Avenue S.E.
  • 60 Street wet pond. 6300 90 Avenue S.E.
  • McKenzie Towne/Prestwick pond. 30R McKenzie Towne Blvd. S.E.
  • McKenzie Towne pond. 346R Inverness Park S.E.
  • Fish Creek pond in Evergreen. 2555 Fish Creek Blvd. S.W.
  • Shawnessy pond. 390 Shawville Blvd. S.E.
  • Maple Ridge wet pond. 1240 Mapleglade Drive S.E.