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About

Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office

The purpose of this office is to protect the people and property in Drumheller from loss due to flooding through a sensible model for a small community to adapt to the perils of changing climate. The Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will manage the Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System through to its completion in 2024.

For more information please see our Frequently Asked Questions section or contact us at floodreadiness@drumheller.ca. 

About the Program

WHO: Town of Drumheller
WHAT: Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System
WHERE: 100 kilometres of riverbank in the community of Drumheller
WHEN: 2019-2024
WHY: Protect residents and property from loss or injury related to the perils of flood and changes in climate
HOW: Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office using the Incident Command System

Mission

Protect residents and property from loss or injury related to the perils of flood and changes in climate.

Goal

Preserve the value of property and ensure risk is reduced to levels which allows financial and insurance products to remain available.

Aim

Implement a comprehensive mitigation program for flooding and adaptation to changes in climate by 2025 with the following objectives:

  1. Communications & engagement
  2. Regulatory & approvals
  3. Conveyance capacity
  4. Structural measures
  5. Municipal Emergency Plan enhancements

The creation of the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will follow the principles of the internationally recognized Incident Command System (ICS).

Approach

The Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will take a phased approach over the next 4 years.

This program includes:

  • Making room for the river
  • Reinforcing existing structural measures such as berms and dykes
  • Building an adaptive system to protect the community into the 22nd Century
  • Updating our municipal emergency plan