The City of Calgary received good news this week as we continue to work on flood protection for Calgary neighbourhoods. On Monday, Oct. 26, the Province announced a number of decisions on flood mitigation:
• The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir will go ahead. The Province, after considering various options, decided it is the most effective choice. The Springbank Off-stream reservoir, working in tandem with the Glenmore Reservoir, will provide protection against 2013-level flood volumes for communities in Calgary along the Elbow River.
• The City will receive dedicated funding of $150 million over 10 years through the Alberta Community Resilience Program to provide stable, long-term funding for local mitigation to improve Calgary’s flood-resiliency.
• A Bow River working group will be established. It will be jointly chaired by the Province and The City to assess future flood protection along the Bow River. The working group will look at securing additional flood storage capacity on the Bow River upstream of Calgary, including the use of existing TransAlta infrastructure, to reduce the impact of future floods.
Our office will continue to work with City Administration and the Provincial and Federal Governments in order to protect Calgary neighbourhoods from the risks of future flooding. We will also provide updates as they become available.
For more information please see the province's media release or contact our office.
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