Springbank Project Open Houses took place.
The Bow River Working Group released its report recommending possible options for upstream storage, including new potential storage sites and a further modification of TransAlta reservoir operations.
Six recommendations for Flood Mitigation Measures in Calgary were proposed by City Administration and approved by City Council.
The Bow River Working Group was established to investigate and advise on flood mitigation opportunities, including new reservoirs for the Bow River.
The newly elected NDP government, following its review of existing studies and conducting an independent analysis, announced it would move forward with the Springbank Project to provide flood resilience for those along the Elbow River and into downtown Calgary.
The Provincial Government, led by the Progressive Conservative Party, announced funding for the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir Project. The Liberal leader voiced support for the project, as did the City of Calgary.
The Southern Alberta Flood Recovery task force presented three possible large-scale projects to the Provincial Government; the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir; the McLean Creek Dry Dam; and the Glenmore Diversion Tunnel to provide flood resilience for those along the Elbow River and into downtown.
The City created an Expert Management Panel on river flood mitigation. The Panel recommended investigation of local barriers and other flood mitigation concepts.
The Alberta government created the Southern Alberta Flood Recovery Task Force.
The city experienced severe flooding which was one of Canada’s worst natural disasters.