Feds commit $168M to proposed Springbank Reservoir – CBC

by ahnationtalk on March 14, 2019124 Views

Project has been met with opposition from some area landowners and the Tsuut’ina First Nation

Mar 13, 2019

The Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project got a $168-million boost from the federal government on Wednesday.

The money will come from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund.

The project is slated to be built in Rocky View County to divert extreme flood flow from the Elbow River into a reservoir where the water would be contained until the flood peak passes, rather than inundating the Glenmore Reservoir in Calgary.

In January, the provincial government announced it had acquired 188 hectares of land needed to build the reservoir.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/alberta-springbank-dam-reservoir-federal-funding-1.5055822

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