Project Funding Update
On October 13, 2016th, The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada, was in Canmore to announce a federal funding grant of up to $14.45 million toward the Cougar Creek long-term mitigation project. This funding brings the Province and Canmore one step closer to completing the funding picture for this project. Furthermore, Canmore has applied for an Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP) grant and anticipates a response in the new year, which will fully fund the project. The cost estimate has been prepared to account for a range of market conditions at the time of tender. To address uncertainties the cost estimate has been increased for the purpose of funding applications, from the original Council approved project budget of $37.15 million, to $48.25 million. The Town of Canmore’s direct contribution is expected to remain the same under all cost scenarios, at $4 million.
The Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Report of the proposed debris flood structure is available at the link below
A hard copy of the EIA is available at the Front Reception of the Civic Center for viewing
Mountain Creek Hazard Mitigation Program Information
After the flooding of 2013, the Town created a Mountain Creek Hazard Mitigation Program. One element of this program was to get short-term mitigation in place in time for 2014 spring run-off. This was completed in most of Canmore’s mountain creeks in May 2014.
Our focus now is turning to long-term mitigation. While significant work has been done on many creeks, Cougar Creek the most dramatic, the work completed to date was meant to protect against an event of similar size. So much good work was done that it might seem like the mitigation work is complete. However, an even larger event has occurred in the past and could occur again in the future, so we need to install infrastructure to protect our community against the risks associated with an even larger event.
Here is an update of our creek work to date:
COUGAR CREEK STAFF REPORTS
COUGAR CREEK FLOOD RETENTION STRUCTURE REPORTS
COUGAR CREEK HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS
COUGAR CREEK PUBLIC INFORMATION SESSION OF OCTOBER 2014
THREE SISTERS HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS
STONECREEK HAZARD AND RISK ASSESSMENT REPORTS