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Drumheller Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Project - Latest Updates

Latest updates on the Drumheller Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Project will be posted on this page. Once the updates are no longer considered new, the information will be stored on one of the Be Informed pages. 

If you have any questions, email or contact the Drumheller Resiliency & Flood Mitigation Office directly here.

Notice: Canadian Navigable Waters Act

The Town of Drumheller hereby gives notice that three (3) submissions have been added to the Navigable Waters Registry pursuant to the Canadian Navigable Waters Act for public comment described herein and its site and plans.

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June 20, 2022: Flood Mitigation Project Update

2022 Tender Schedule

On June 20, the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office presented the 2022 Tender schedule to Mayor and Council.

 Projects in this tender release include:

  1. Midland Dike
  2. Newcastle Dike
  3. North Drumheller Grove Plaza Dike
  4. Willow Estates Dike

Tender advertisements are underway. All Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation tenders are available at

To read the full update, click here.  

June 14, 2022: Drumheller High Streamflow Advisory - Emergency Preparedness Resources

With the forecasted rainfall, and out of an abundance of caution, we have resources prepared to ensure residents of the Drumheller Valley are safe.

Click here to access. 

June 13, 2022: Updated DRFMO Project Schedule *Subject to Change

As presented on June 6, several factors have contributed to the need for an increased project budget, including key components not budgeted for in original funding requests, changes to the Provincial design flow rate, and a dramatic increase in design and construction costs due to inflation.

As a result, the Flood Resiliency Project Director recommended, and Mayor and Council decided, to focus on the construction of four dike projects in 2022, including Midland, Newcastle, North Drumheller Grove Plaza, and Willow Estates.

To cover increased costs and unfunded dikes, we will continue to lobby all levels of Government for additional funding. If additional funding is not provided, the Flood Office has been and will continue to optimize designs for cost savings.

A reduced minimum standard berm design top width (4 m) and freeboard (0.5 m) will be implemented as a key design optimization and cost-saving measure. Preliminary analysis on selected dikes has indicated a 5-10% cost savings on overall project costs with the reduction.

View the updated program schedule.

June 8, 2022: Request for Tender - Demolition and Remediation Services

Infrastructure & Construction/Demolition | RFT - Demolition & Remediation 
Tender issued June 8, 2022
Tender closing June 29, 2022 – 2:00:00 P.M. MDT

June 6, 2022: Project Update

As part of the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office’s commitment to transparency and keeping residents informed on project progress, the following update provided to Mayor and Council on Monday, June 6, 2022, is being shared with the public.

May 26, 2022: Traffic Count Raw Data - May Long Weekend - 5th Street Merged

Over the May Long Weekend, a traffic count was conducted by the Town of Drumheller along Riverside Drive / 5 Street between 3 Avenue and 4 Avenue from May 19 to May 24, 2022.
Traffic volumes were collected using an automated traffic recorder. The raw, provisional data is available on the Flood Readiness website's Resources page, under the Riverside Drive heading.

May 24, 2022: NEW Emergency Preparedness Resource

Alberta’s Flood Awareness Map Application is the best way to view, interact with, and get more information about flood maps.
To help navigate the app, we've put together a tutorial that will teach you how to check:
  • If your home is within a hazard area for the 1:100 design flood
  • The current flow rate of the Red Deer River

Access the tutorial here.

May 10, 2022: Downtown Dike Phase 1 Tender Cancelled Due to Cost Escalations, Design Review Underway

In response to cost escalations, the Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office is examining all dike projects for potential savings opportunities.
While construction for the Downtown Dike has been delayed, project timelines for all other dike projects remain unchanged.