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Special Ground-Breaking Ceremony Officially Signals Future Flood Mitigation Work

Posted on Sep. 27 2022

DRUMHELLER, AB – (September 27, 2022) – Earlier today, the Town of Drumheller, along with representatives from the Federal and Provincial governments, announced during a special ground-breaking ceremony that construction of the Drumheller Flood Mitigation Project will begin later this fall.

“Today is a monumental day for our community,” said Mayor Heather Colberg. “The straightforward goal is to protect people, property, and economic development by preventing catastrophic damages from flooding in Drumheller. Today’s ground-breaking is the culmination of hard work and planning.”

“Our government is committed to improving the lives of Albertans and Canadians by investing in communities like Drumheller to mitigate the impacts of global climate change,” said the Honourable Randy Boissonnault, Minister of Tourism and Associate Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “Investments into local infrastructure like the Drumheller Flood Mitigation Project build more resilient communities, create good paying jobs, and grow our country’s economy.”

“Today marks another important step toward protecting Drumheller against extreme weather events, now and in the future. Alberta’s government will continue to work with the community to ensure flood resiliency is a reality,” Whitney Issik, Minister of Environment and Parks.

Following a lot of hard work, including surveys, modelling, design studies, wildlife assessments, community engagement events, impacted landowner consultations, and project tendering, the Drumheller Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Office is excited to announce that construction will commence on the Midland, Newcastle, Willow Estates, and Grove Plaza berms in Drumheller in 2022. This will significantly improve the Town’s level of flood protection for decades to come, starting in the spring of 2023 flood season.

For more information, please get in touch with the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office at:

(403) 823-4878


About the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office

The Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will manage the Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System through to its completion in 2024. This office aims 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. To learn more, visit

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