This release was issued under a previous government.
Project members will provide updates about the project, including the EIA, engineering related activities and design and development. The public can also learn more about the regulatory processes and road alterations required to accommodate the reservoir.
Open House Dates:
Tuesday, May 10 (Springbank)
Wild Wild West Event Centre
67 Commercial Court
Exit 169, off the Trans Canada West (Next to Calaway Park)
Wednesday, May 11, (Calgary)
Calgary First Church of the Nazarene
65 Richard Way SW, Calgary
In accordance with the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (2012), Alberta Transportation has submitted the project description to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) to determine if a federal environmental assessment is required. This review includes a 20-day public comment period.
The EIA examines a variety of issues, including but not limited to air quality, noise, vegetation and wetlands, historical resources, traditional knowledge and traditional land use.
Designed as a dry dam unless flood conditions are present, the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir will work in tandem with the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary. The combined storage capacity would accommodate water volumes equal to the 2013 flood. That flood was devastating for Alberta’s communities and economy – temporarily forcing tens of thousands of people from their homes and causing $6 billion in damage.
Government will continue to engage with stakeholders and provide public updates as the project progresses.