Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project

Projects that were undergoing a comprehensive study at the time the provisions of the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act, 2012 came into force will continue to follow the requirements of the former Act. Under the former Act, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is responsible for conducting the comprehensive study of this project.

Alberta Transportation, on behalf of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development proposes to upgrade the dam structures and associated canals in the Little Bow reservoir and to replace the control structure in the canal connecting the Travers and Little Bow reservoirs. These works will increase the surface area of the Little Bow reservoir from 6.16 sq. km to 8.86 sq. km and allow the Little Bow and Travers reservoirs to be operated in tandem under a common full supply level.

Latest update

July 3, 2013 – The Decision of Responsible Authorities has been taken.



DFO - CEA Registry Office - Central & Arctic Region - Prairies & North
Freshwater Institute
501 University Crescent
Winnipeg, Manitoba R3T 2N6
Telephone: 204-984-0115

  • Location

    • Travers Reservoir (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Water Management
    • Dams and reservoirs
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Alberta Transportation on behalf of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
  • Authorities

    • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Comprehensive study under CEAA 1992
  • Reference Number


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