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Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project

The Government of Alberta (Alberta Transportation) proposes to construct flood mitigation infrastructure on lands adjacent to the Elbow River, approximately 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. As proposed, the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project would divert flood waters during extreme flood events from the Elbow River to an adjacent wetland. The flood waters would be stored in a temporary reservoir before being diverted back into the river. The proposed project would consist of an off-stream storage reservoir, a diversion structure and channel, an off-stream storage dam, outlet works, and road modifications.

Latest update

July 18, 2019 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency indicated to the proponent on July 16, 2019, that information is still required in order to respond to the Agency’s information requests of June 29, August 20, and August 31, 2018.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
21 Environmental Impact Statement - March 29, 2018
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (459 KB) August 10, 2016
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - June 23, 2016
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - June 23, 2016
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (3.1 MB) April 18, 2016

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  • Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project
  • Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
  • Canada Place
  • Edmonton, AB, T5J 4C3
  • Telephone: 780-495-2037
  • Fax: 780-495-2876
  • Email:

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