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Drumheller Resiliency Flood and Mitigation Office Announces Progress on Berm Infrastructure Project

Posted on Jun. 26 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Drumheller Resiliency Flood and Mitigation Office Announces Progress on Berm Infrastructure Project

(Drumheller, AB – June 25, 2024) – The Drumheller Resiliency Flood and Mitigation Office is pleased to provide an update on the progress of the federally and provincially funded berm infrastructure project aimed at enhancing flood resilience within the community. With more than 44% of the berm construction already completed, Drumheller is well positioned to protect the people, property and infrastructure of the Valley.

“Due to climate change, areas like Drumheller are more vulnerable than ever to environmental disasters. We are partnering with communities across the country to keep Canadians’ homes, businesses, and livelihoods safe now and into the future. The completion of these berms marks a crucial milestone in protecting the residents of Drumheller from floods.” says the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities.

“We are proud to announce the completion of the Newcastle, Downtown, Grove Plaza, Midland, and Willow Estates berms. These critical infrastructure developments now provide enhanced flood protection for 495 homes and 5 multiplex buildings in the Drumheller area.” says Project Director, Deighen Blakely.

“The successful completion of these berms marks a significant milestone in our ongoing efforts to safeguard our community against future flood risks. These structures are designed to withstand severe flood conditions and are a testament to the collaborative efforts and dedication of our team, partners, and supporters.” says Mayor Colberg.

To gain a visual insight into the project and its impact, we invite you to view the following videos:

- [Project Overview](https://youtu.be/aoAEIWPpwIc?si=Fqzw1fFSFORroTF4)

- [Berm Infrastructure Tour](https://youtu.be/nCsQYO1hack?si=5yF351UkHJ1K6Ki-)

The Drumheller Resiliency Flood and Mitigation Office remains committed to completing the remaining phases of the project efficiently and effectively, ensuring the continued protection and safety of our community. We will provide further updates as we reach additional milestones.

For more information, please contact:

Kathryn Kolaczek
Kathryn@drumheller.ca

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