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Alberta Environment and Parks Releases New Drumheller River Hazard Study

Posted on Sep. 21 2021

Study Update Notice

(Drumheller, AB, September 21, 2021) — Municipal review and public engagement for draft flood inundation maps and related technical reports have been completed by Alberta Environment and Parks. In response to feedback received, revisions to hydraulic modelling and flood inundation mapping are underway to remap using regulated flows that incorporate the flood mitigation potential of Dickson Dam and reflect the protection provided by new flood berms in Drumheller.

Alberta Environment and Parks has let the Flood Office know they will be using a new approach to mapping floodways and updating flood hazard maps. The new strategy will better balance flood adaptation and resilience priorities and provide expanded flood hazard information to enhance public safety and inform local decision-making. The department is exploring future municipal review and public engagement opportunities for draft flood hazard mapping and will provide an update when more information becomes available.

The Drumheller River Hazard Study aims to enhance public safety and reduce future damages by identifying river and flood hazards.

The Drumheller River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 56 km of the Red Deer River, 8 km of Kneehills Creek, 5 km of Michichi Creek, 11 km of the Rosebud River, and 3 km of Willow Creek, through Drumheller, Kneehill County, Starland County, Wheatland County, and Special Area No. 2.

Click here to read about the new approach to flood mapping.

More information about the Alberta Flood Hazard Identification Program can be found at: 

For more information, please contact:
Kathryn Kolaczek
Alchemy Communications Inc.

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