The Expert Management Panel on river flood mitigation, formed in July 2013, was tasked to find ways of reducing damage caused by future river flood events. Working with the support of City staff and industry experts the Panel has developed a comprehensive report
outlining 27 recommendations in six key action areas. All reports are available on Calgary.ca/floodrecovery
within the updates section.
Among the recommendations, the report includes an idea proposed by the Province's flood panel - the Glenmore Reservoir Diversion tunnel. Calgary's panel recommended that this potential project be included in the Province of Alberta's analysis of available capital works options for flood mitigation (including the proposed upstream projects at Maclean Creek and Springbank), and include engagement of The City of Calgary in the decision making process.
City Administration has done an initial review of the Panel's report and will continue to work through the recommendations to develop a plan for how The City can action these recommendations. This plan will be sent to the Priorities and Finance Committee in the fall of this year for Council's consideration.
More information will be shared with Calgarians as the process develops.
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