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Ward 11 News: Community Drainage Improvements in Ward 11 and Ward 13

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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.

Geotechnical 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.

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