Updates 2018-06-29T10:23:54+00:00

Upstream mitigation on Bow, West Eau Claire Park, and more

We’re reaching out to update you on a few of the recent developments on flood protection for Calgary. In terms of the work Flood Free Calgary has been doing these past months, we have continued our important conversations with members of the business community to highlight the economic risks

October 29th, 2018|

Research on Bow River upstream options expected to begin in November

Earlier this year, the provincial government announced it would study three upstream storage options for the Bow River that were identified in the Bow River Water Management Project report in May 2017. To secure an independent firm to conduct the research, Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) sent out a Request For

October 29th, 2018|

West Eau Claire Park completed

After 18 months of construction, West Eau Claire Park is complete. The public can now access the park gardens, public art, revitalized pathway and separated cycle track, all with the reassurance of flood mitigation built into the park's design. Below, we've compiled an overview of the project including details

October 29th, 2018|

Centre Street Bridge flood barrier near completion

This fall, the lower deck of the Centre Street Bridge was temporarily closed for flood mitigation improvements. The bridge has reopened and the project, which involves installing cement pillars to support temporary flood barriers, is expected to be complete by the end of October. Below is a summary of

October 29th, 2018|

CEAA submits information requests on Springbank Project environmental assessment

As part of the normal regulatory process, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) has requested additional information on the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project. The information requests were submitted to Alberta Transportation, the project proponent, in three packages with a total of 86 questions: June

October 29th, 2018|

Springbank landowners withdraw legal action

In May 2018, a Notice of Application was filed asserting that the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project (SR1) Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) submitted by Alberta Transportation did not meet the CEAA’s guidelines. A Federal Court hearing was scheduled in November, however, the landowners withdrew their application and the hearing has

October 29th, 2018|

Support the Springbank project – write to CEAA by June 15

Voice your opinion on Springbank Project - deadline is June 15 The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) wants to hear your opinion on the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project environmental assessment. The deadline for public comments is June 15. Get your support on record. As a next step, the CEAA will prepare the draft

June 11th, 2018|

Submit your feedback to CEAA – Open house Thursday, May 24

CEAA invites public comments on Springbank Project environmental assessment Tomorrow evening, the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) will host the second of two open houses to collect public feedback on the environmental assessment of the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project. When: Thursday, May 24, 2018 from  5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

May 23rd, 2018|

Province pledges funds for flood mitigation in Calgary

Government of Alberta announces funds for flood mitigation, will study three upstream options for the Bow River Earlier this month, the Government of Alberta announced funding for flood mitigation projects throughout the province, including $13.5 million for Calgary projects. The funds are part of the Alberta Community Resilience Program

May 15th, 2018|

Revised Environmental Impact Assessment submitted to regulator

In terms of the schedule, the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (Springbank Project) is currently progressing through the regulatory process. As part of the regulatory process, Alberta Transportation (the Springbank Project proponent) was required to conduct an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) on the Project, to be submitted to both the provincial Natural Resources Conservation

May 3rd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Welcome to Flood Free Calgary, thank-you for your support.

Over the past few months, we have had impassioned conversations with many of you on the topic of flood risk in Calgary. We are keen to start sharing flood-related information and to involve you in this important cause. Newly formed late last year, our organization works to advocate for timely flood

May 3rd, 2018|