Jim Prentice Commitment to Mitigation and DRP Support

September 27, 2014 by CRC Action Group in News

This morning Premier Jim Prentice made commitments to build two mitigation projects. CRCAG attended the Press Conference.

The GOA will construct a dry reservoir in the Springbank area to accommodate flood waters from the Elbow River. Cabinet has approved this decision. It is anticipated this project will be complete within 3 years.

The Premier also committed to negotiating a long term agreement with Transalta to ensure the Ghost Reservoir will be able to accommodate flows on the Bow River.

To speed DRP the DRP appeals staff will be tripled with the goal of clearing outstanding appeals. We urge our members to appeal. We know you are tired but keep pushing.

The GOA also committed to build the Highwood Diversion project to protect High River.

We will post more details as they become available. Please check the Press for more updates.

We are pleased with this strong commitment and clear understanding of the urgency to get flood mitigation constructed.

The Premier stated that this is may not be a complete list of mitigation projects and that further protection may well be justified. Cost benefit models and engineering studies are still progressing on other projects.

We thank the Premier for his attention to this critical issue and look forward to working with his government as these projects move to completion.