In recent years the communities of
Woodlands, Woodbine, Cedarbrae and Braeside have experienced an unusually high
number of high volume of rainfall events.
As part of The City of Calgary’s Community
Drainage Improvements Program, Water Resources has performed a drainage
study in the above communities.
The study recommends a number of
improvements to alleviate flooding issues in the area and The City is currently
gathering information to help with preliminary design of these solutions.
Woodlands, Woodbine, Cedarbrae,
and Braeside currently have a storm level service of a one-in-five
year rainfall event or less. That means that there is a 20 per cent chance (or
greater) that the storm system will not handle rainfall events causing local
flooding in any given year. Drainage improvements being looked at for these
communities target a 1-in-50 year level of service.
That means once solutions are in place there will be a two per cent
chance in any given year that rain events would overwhelm the storm system causing
local flooding. Once The City has more information on what solutions look like,
we will be sure to share that information with you.
drilling and surveying will take place beginning early 2017 to help with
preliminary design for this project. You can expect to see trucks taking soil
samples in Fish Creek Provincial Park, at the Bebo Grove and 24 Street SW area.
For more details, please see the geotechnical
drilling project notice.
visit www.calgary.ca/wwcdi for more
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