As part of the effort to reduce the impact of future floods, the Government of Alberta is inviting engineering firms to submit proposals for examining flood risk reduction measures for the Red Deer River and the Athabasca River.
Working in partnership with communities and Albertans, the successful engineering consultants will assess flood reduction project options for the rivers, assess the overall impacts of each and submit their findings on reducing the impact of future floods.
“Much work is taking place in southern Alberta to reduce the impact of future flooding and we need to do the same in other communities throughout the province. This is about finding the best ways to protect all Albertans from future flooding.” - Doug Griffiths, Minister of Municipal Affairs
Public involvement and consultation will play a vital role throughout the process and the Government of Alberta will use the findings to help shape future flood mitigation policy.
Consulting engineers are in place and work is already underway on the Sheep, Highwood, Bow, Elbow and South Saskatchewan Rivers.
Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta’s resources to ensure we’re able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.
— From the Government of Alberta