As part of the flood mitigation work due to the June 2013 flood, The Province of Alberta has proposed a Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir. This reservoir would temporarily store flood water and release it back into the Elbow River in a controlled manner once peak water flow has passed. If you would like to review the Environmental Terms of Reference for this project they are available online for review.
If you have questions or concerns about this project, the Province is holding public consultation sessions on Tuesday, Jan. 27 in Calgary and on Wednesday, Jan. 28 in Cochrane. Staff from the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource (AESRD) along with their consultants, Stantec and Communica, will be on hand to provide a project update and answer your questions on the Springbank mitigation option.
Calgary’s open house will be held:
Tuesday, January 27
4:30 – 8 p.m.
Ross Glen Hall
Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous
Learning – Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate S.W.
The Flood Recovery website has more information on the efforts being taken by The City of Calgary to deliver the flood recovery, mitigation and resilience recommendations approved by Council. The Province continues to work on several other flood mitigation projects as well.
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