Engineering studies

Draft reports on engineering studies to review and assess flood mitigation options for Alberta's most flood-prone river basins.

Provincial Flood Damage Assessment Study

  • Provincial Flood Damage Assessment Study
    This study updated/developed flood damage curves in select communities at risk of flooding to 2014 economic values and established adjustment indices for their use in different flood prone communities across Alberta. It also developed a computerized model for estimating flood damages and undertook flood damage estimates for select communities throughout Alberta.

Benefit-cost analysis of flood mitigation projects for the City of Calgary

  • Glenmore Reservoir Diversion
    A benefit-cost analysis of the Glenmore Reservoir Diversion was conducted using updated flood damage curves developed through the Provincial Flood Damage Assessment Study.
  • McLean Creek Flood Storage
    A benefit-cost analysis of the McLean Creek Dry Dam was conducted using updated flood damage curves developed through the Provincial Flood Damage Assessment Study.
  • Springbank Off-Stream Flood Storage
    A benefit-cost analysis of the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir was conducted using updated flood damage curves developed through the Provincial Flood Damage Assessment Study.

Forecasting, damage/hazard assessments, and other flood-related studies

  • River Forecast Centre Lessons Learned Summary Report
    Consultant: Dillon Consulting

    River Forecast Centre partners were engaged in discussions regarding the 2013 floods events in order to gain a better understanding of what occurred in each community, how each group responded, and what they have learned.
  • River Forecast Performance Measures Development Project
    Consultant: Stantec

    This report examines the background, approach, methods and summary of the performance measures of several flood forecast centres in North America, Europe and South Pacific to help assess the flood forecasting program in Alberta.
  • Room for the River Pilot in the Bow River Basin
    Consultant: Alberta WaterSMART

    A pilot project was undertaken in the Bow River Basin to consider the extent to which strategies from the Dutch Room for the River program could be adapted and applied here in Alberta.

River basin studies

Final engineering studies to review and assess flood mitigation options for Alberta's most flood-prone river basins.

Athabasca River

Bow, Elbow and Oldman rivers

Additional information

The City of Calgary released the final report on the Glenmore Reservoir Diversion Feasibility Study. This study was funded by the Alberta government and directed by the City of Calgary.

Highwood, Sheep and South Saskatchewan rivers

Highwood River

Sheep River

South Saskatchewan River

Peace River

Red Deer River