Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project

Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors (the proponent) proposes to construct infrastructure to mitigate flooding on lands in and adjacent to the Elbow River, approximately 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. As proposed, the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project would be located in a floodplain drainage area of the Elbow River and its tributaries, and would divert flood water during extreme flood events from the Elbow River to a temporary reservoir constructed in adjacent agricultural land and wetlands. The flood waters would be stored in the temporary reservoir before being diverted back in to the Elbow River. The purpose of the project is to prevent and reduce flood damage on infrastructure, water courses, and people in the City of Calgary and other communities downstream of the project.


Please note that the proponent of this project was previously Alberta Transportation.


Latest update

July 18, 2022 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada is satisfied that the proponent has returned into compliance with the conditions following the review of the information provided.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1398 From the Impact Assessment Agency of Canada to Alberta Transportation. re: Notice of non-compliance with the conditions included in the Decision Statement PDF (265 KB) May 17, 2023
1372 Environmental Assessment Report PDF (4.6 MB) July 8, 2021
1371 Environmental Assessment Decision Statement PDF (887 KB) July 8, 2021
1316 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (4.8 MB) January 4, 2021
21 Environmental Impact Statement - March 29, 2018
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (459 KB) August 10, 2016
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - June 23, 2016
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - June 23, 2016
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (3.1 MB) April 18, 2016


Compliance Promotion & Follow-up Team
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Email: postdecision@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
160 Elgin Street, 22nd Floor
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0862
Email: information@iaac-aeic.gc.ca

  • Location

    • 15 kilometres west of Calgary (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
    • Dams and reservoirs
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Government of Alberta (Alberta Transportation and Economic Corridors)
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


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