Alberta pumps funds into flood avoidance

Cypress County, County of Warner, the City of Medicine Hat and the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance Society will share in $2.1 million in grant funds from the Alberta government to improve their resilience to floods. In announcements made today, Alberta Environment and Parks Minister Shannon Phillips said the money is designed to help recipients […] Read more

Assiniboine River study survives changes in government

Two governments have fallen, but the Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association’s watershed analysis program has survived and is striding forward. Manitoba Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler recently joined federal Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay in supporting the $1.7 million data analysis program called Aquanty, which will provide ongoing analysis and understanding of the Assiniboine River Basin. “With […] Read more

Environmental review ordered for Alta. flood control project

The federal government has ordered an environmental review of a controversial flood control project west of Calgary. The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency announced that a federal environmental assessment is required for the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir. Public comments are due by July 25. Alberta Transportation submitted the Springbank project description to the agency May 6. A […] Read more

Manitoba flood study to explore Assiniboine dam

Assiniboine River | Engineering firm hired to conduct a study, 
which will evaluate options and benefits of building a second reservoir

It’s been considered before and is being looked at now: a dam on the Assiniboine River downstream of the Shellmouth Reservoir. The Manitoba government is evaluating the cost-benefits of a second reservoir on the Assiniboine River as part of a flood mitigation study evaluating all options to prevent damage from future flood events in the […] Read more