City of Calgary to receive $13.4 million in provincial grants allocated for flood mitigation

April 12, 2017 by CRC Action Group in News

Flood mitigation is top capital priority for City, funds will help immediately


Government of Alberta announced Wednesday, April 12 that it has earmarked $63 million to help protect Alberta from severe weather events and climate change, with $13.4 million of that going to flood measures in the City of Calgary.


Mayor Nenshi stressed that “flood mitigation is our top capital priority at The City of Calgary. We must do all we can to protect our citizens and our economy. This funding from the Government of Alberta will help us immediately build additional flood resilience infrastructure on the Bow and Elbow Rivers.”


Projects that will benefit from the funds include:


  • $9.8 million for two pump station projects in Calgary’s Sunnyside neighbourhood and to the construction of a new flood-dedicated pump station.
  • $1.7 million for improvements at a sanitary lift station in the Roxboro neighbourhood
  • $740,000 for the West Eau Claire flood barrier
  • $567,000 for the Harvie Passage site, to reduce risks to Inglewood, the Calgary Zoo and the Deerfoot LRT line


Read the full press release from the Government of Alberta here: Alberta to bolster Calgary’s flood resilience.


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