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Bore Hole Drilling

MEDIA RELEASE October 5, 2020 Geotechnical field crews will commence drilling 32 boreholes throughout town. The purpose of this work is to examine the soil conditions, as they are different…

Posted on: Oct. 5 2020

Dike Condition Inspections

MEDIA RELEASE September 16, 2020 Starting on September 17th, engineering consultants and field crews will begin clearing and mowing vegetation on the top and sides of dikes along the valley.…

Posted on: Sep. 16 2020

Municipal Development Plan & Land Use Bylaw First Reading

MEDIA RELEASE September 14, 2020 Today, the Town council has given the first reading to two cornerstone statutory documents, Bylaw 17.20 Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Bylaw 16.20…

Posted on: Sep. 15 2020

New Municipal Development Plan and Land Use Bylaw to be Presented in Fall 2020

Yesterday, Town council instructed the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office to prepare statutory documents for an updated Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and Land Use Bylaw…

Posted on: Aug. 5 2020

Before You Leave For Vacation...

Check your property before you leave for vacation. The high-intensity convective storms we are experiencing can overwhelm our storm sewer systems, which can result in property damage from…

Posted on: Jul. 10 2020

Update on River Levels - July 6

The Red Deer River flow is at 210 cubic meters per second (cms) which is above average for this year. The Dickson Dam reservoir is at 79% capacity and is releasing a steady flow of 136…

Posted on: Jul. 7 2020

Semi-Annual Report 2020

The Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office provided a semi-annual update to council at their June 22 council meeting. The report focused on their progress and key deliverables…

Posted on: Jun. 24 2020

Update on River Levels - June 23

There are no major concerns for the river this week.  The river is currently flowing at 124 cubic meters per second (cms), which is average for this time of year. The Glenifer Lake Reservoir…

Posted on: Jun. 23 2020

New Emergency Response Plan Protocol

As we update the Town’s flood emergency response plan, a new protocol has been implemented. During May 15 – July 15 flood season, sandbags will be delivered to community halls. Sandbags are…

Posted on: Jun. 16 2020

Flood Mitigation Update- Urban Forest Strategy

Developing long-term climate adaptation goals was an important element of the flood mitigation grant process. A critical first step to achieving these goals is to develop an urban forest…

Posted on: Jun. 10 2020

Flood Mitigation Update - Surveying

Legal surveying of existing berms started this week that will allow for licensing and registration of the land as part of the existing flood system. In some circumstances, surveyors will…

Posted on: Jun. 9 2020

Update on River Levels - June 1

Please use caution when approaching the Red Deer River. Due to the rains on Sunday, approaches to the river for boating and fishing will be very slippery this week. The river is not expected…

Posted on: Jun. 1 2020

Update on River Levels

Be Cautious.  The Red Deer river is currently running over 300 cubic meters per second (cms) and is expected to last throughout the week. This flow rate is dangerous for inexperienced…

Posted on: May. 25 2020

Flood Season Starts Today

Flood season is May 15 – July 15 in Alberta. Historically, the Drumheller valley floods around the third week of June from a rain-on-alpine snow event. It is still too early to tell whether…

Posted on: May. 15 2020

Flood Mitigation Maintence- FAQ's

Starting this week, residents will see activity along the diking system and at the Newcastle Beach related to grubbing, outfall maintenance and thinning of the bush.  These activities…

Posted on: Mar. 4 2020

Family Day 2020

Wednesday February 19, 2020 The Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office is busy preparing for Spring Flood Season. On Family Day we participated in activities with Morris The-Hike-Asaurus,…

Posted on: Feb. 18 2020

The New Flood Readiness Website is Now Live

We are pleased to announce that the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office’s new website is now live. Our new website is a hub to help citizens stay up to date and informed on everything…

Posted on: Feb. 5 2020

The Land Acquisiton Policy for the Flood Mitigation Office

The Town of Drumheller council passed the Land Acquisition policy for the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Program. This policy provides a fair and objective process for selecting…

Posted on: Jan. 20 2020