Opposition to Springbank Dry Dam

Opposition to Springbank Dry Dam

Opposition to Springbank Dry Dam

Rocky View 2020 was pleased to host the landowners from the Don’tDamnSpringbank group at our monthly meeting in March.  The landowners are justifiably opposed to the Provincial Government’s plan to push forward with a dry reservoir in Springbank.  We at 2020 stand firmly beside these landowners In their attempt to have the Government build any flood mitigation at McLean Creek which is on crown land.  We don’t believe the true size, scope and cost of the proposed Springbank dry dam.

We stand beside the landowners.

We at 2020 stand firmly beside these landowners in their attempt to have the Government build any flood mitigation at McLean Creek, which is on Crown land.  We don’t believe the true size, scope, and cost of the proposed Springbank dry dam have been honestly presented to taxpayers. We will continue to stand with landowners on this issue.

The following links are some of the media coverage that came from our Rocky View 2020 meeting today.

Springbank Dam Opponents Express Concern over Environmental Assessment

Springbank Reservoir Dam Opposition Flood Mitigation Impact Assessment

Alberta NDP Goes Ahead with Controversial Springbank Resevoir

Environmental Assessment Begins for Flood Mitigation Project

Province starts assessment on Sprinbank Off-Stream Reservoir

Springbank dry dam environmental assessment underway

One thought on “Opposition to Springbank Dry Dam

  1. Noelle Read

    A far superior option for flood mitigation than the Springbank Dry Dam or the McLean Creek Dam has been presented to the government for consideration. This is the Tri-River Joint Reservoir of Alberta proposal and it offers the benefit of being able to protect from imminent dangerous spring floods, caused by rapid snowmelt on the Elbow, Sheep and Highwood Rivers, even before completion of the project. Therefore the time-frame to provide protection for most of the communities affected by the 2013 floods (including Tsua Tina and Siksika) would be much sooner. At the ESRD Open Houses we were advised to contact our MLA’s if we did not agree with the Springbank option, so I did. Each MLA was informed about the TRJR proposal individually. This TRJR would be on Crown land in Kananaskis country, which is a multi-use area which has recreation , mining, road and tourist developments in place. Money spent on TRJR would benefit all Albertans as the precious water channelled to flow through the reservoir, before being sent back to its normal river course in a regulated flow, would be saved for use as needed for later in the summer and for drought conditions. We would gain a huge asset instead of berms and levees and a huge earthern-walled dry dam which would need to be maintained, at huge economic and social cost, by present and future generations. TRJR would work with nature, not against it.

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