By Suzanne Oel, MD of Foothills Councillor, Div 4
Recently, I attended our provincial “Water Collaborative”, including our southern Alberta Municipalities and interested organizations, which is now meeting again as our new government moves forward. The Resilience & Mitigation Branch, under Alberta Environment & Parks, continues to evaluate the possible flood water storage options previously put forward and are now adding additional possible flood storage projects to the list. These additional projects are very preliminary and will go through the processes of engagement as we have previously seen on the other projects. Evaluations may include water storage for drought, as well. The flood-mapping and communications projects continue to move at a fast pace and we can expect further information in the next few months. I will write more for you about this as information rolls out.