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Springbank Off-stream Reservoir (Elbow River Basin)

The project will help control Elbow River flow rates during a flood and help protect residents and property in Rocky View County and Calgary.

This option would temporarily store flood water and release it back to the Elbow River in a controlled manner when the flood subsides.

Estimated flood mitigation impact

The peak flow rate of the Elbow River entering Glenmore Reservoir was approximately 1,240 cubic metres per second during the June 2013 flood.

City of Calgary officials indicate a flow rate of 180 cubic metres per second can be accommodated along the Elbow River downstream from the Glenmore Reservoir without taking flood precautions, like sandbagging.

Project status

2015 Open House Events

Tuesday, March 10

Pinebrook Golf Course
166 Pinebrook Way SW
4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17
Bragg Creek

Bragg Creek Community Centre
23 White Avenue
4:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.