The Alberta Government is moving forward with an Environmental Impact Assessment and detailed engineering and design of a dry off-stream reservoir near Springbank.
The peak flow rate of the Elbow River entering Glenmore Reservoir was approximately 1,240 cubic meters per second during the June 2013 flood. City of Calgary Administration identified that a flow rate of 180 cubic meters per second could be managed without initiating any flood prevention, such as sandbagging.
The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir will provide a critical layer of flood protection for communities along the Elbow River. The dry reservoir will provide the required level of flood protection with less impact on land owners and the environment.
The reservoir will be located 15 kilometres West of Calgary near Springbank Road, North of the Elbow River and East of Highway 22. It will have a storage capacity of 67.6 million cubic metres. A 4.5 canal will carry water from the river to the off-stream reservoir during flood conditions.
Public consultation for Calgary will be held:
Tuesday, January 27
4:30 — 8:00 p.m.
Ross Glen Hall Roderick Mah Centre for Continuous Learning
Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
Alberta Government Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project
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