Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project

15 kilometres west of Calgary (Alberta)

Reference number: 80123
Federal Responsible Authority: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Proponent: The Government of Alberta (Alberta Transportation)
Environmental Assessment Commenced: 2016-06-23
Environmental Assessment Type: Environmental Assessment by Responsible Authority
Status: Environmental assessment in progress

Latest Update

July 3, 2018 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency requested additional information from the proponent related to the Environmental Impact Statement on June 29, 2018.

About the Proposal

The Government of Alberta (Alberta Transportation) proposes to construct flood mitigation infrastructure on lands adjacent to the Elbow River, approximately 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. As proposed, the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project would divert flood waters during extreme flood events from the Elbow River to an adjacent wetland. The flood waters would be stored in a temporary reservoir before being diverted back into the river. The proposed project would consist of an off-stream storage reservoir, a diversion structure and channel, an off-stream storage dam, outlet works, and road modifications.


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For questions or information, please contact:

Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876
Email: CEAA.Springbank.ACEE@ceaa-acee.gc.ca

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