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We gathered feedback from Albertans on draft reports and flood maps from the Highwood River flood study.
The study includes detailed engineering reports and flood maps. The engineering reports are technical in nature and document the data, assumptions, and results of the hydrologic and hydraulic analyses needed to create flood maps.
The draft reports and flood maps have gone through several stages of review already, but we welcomed your feedback regarding factual errors or omissions. We were particularly interested in feedback on hydraulic modelling and flood mapping components of the draft study, as well as the flood inundation maps themselves.
This first phase of engagement is focused on the flood inundation maps that support local emergency response. We are planning future engagement opportunities on other study components, including the flood hazard maps that define floodways.
August 2 to September 18, 2022
Results under review
Who is listening
Ministry of Environment and Protected Areas
Feedback was collected through an online survey and by ideas submitted online from August 2 to September 18, 2022.
Thank you for your input, we are currently reviewing feedback.
- Highwood River Flood Study – About flood studies (PDF, 547 KB)
- Highwood River Flood Study – About this study (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- Highwood River Flood Study – About our engagement (PDF, 530 KB)
Draft study reports
- Survey and Base Data Collection Report (PDF, 17 MB)
- Bow, Elbow, Highwood, and Sheep River Basins Open Water Hydrology Assessment Report (PDF, 93.2 MB)
- Hydraulic Model Creation and Calibration Report (PDF, 14.8 MB)
- Open Water Flood Inundation Mapping Report (PDF, 2.5 MB)
- Open Water Flood Inundation Map Library (PDF, 182.7 MB)
- Channel Stability Investigation Report (PDF, 9.3 MB)
We will carefully consider all submitted feedback. Due to the potential volume of submissions we likely will not be able to respond to your feedback directly.
Future study update notices will be will be provided through the Flood Hazard Identification Program. This will include more information about the study status and where we are in the finalization process.
Last updated: October 4, 2022