We are a group of Albertans comprised of experienced engineers and people with extensive knowledge on water and environmental issues. We have talented and passionate individuals advocating positive solutions for our province’s future welfare.
We are also deeply concerned about our province’s state of readiness regarding potential dangerous floods, having a robust strategy for water management and preparing for water shortages.
As volunteers with no specific association or previous involvement with flood mitigation construction projects, we have been working and promoting an innovative, comprehensive solution to the challenges of dangerous floods as well as water and drought management in southern Alberta.
After studying current proposed plans and recommendations provided by consultants, we have observed a number of issues and were able to conclude the following:
1. A dangerous flood could happen unexpectedly and more than once in the same year.
2. There are, in fact, four rivers that cause dangerous floods in southern Alberta.
3. The Springbank dry dam (SR1) project focuses only on the Elbow River and does not address the challenges of water shortages or the ongoing drought problem.
4. Current proposed mitigation plans for Elbow or Bow Rivers appear to have either critical deficiencies or could be inadequate in the face of a dangerous flood.
A multi-benefit project— Dr. Gabriel, FWMC member
and a major investment opportunity
that should not be wasted!
WHAT WE’VE ACHIEVED
- Studied and researched numerous documents, maps, published papers, reports and evaluations done on different flood mitigation options by consultant firms
- Site investigations, including the three rivers of Elbow, Sheep and Highwood’s headwaters
- During the last five years, we have made frequent presentations to the public and to communities affected by the 2005 and 2013 floods
- Presented the TRJR comprehensive solution at many flood mitigation meetings, workshops and on QR77 radio (Danielle Smith Show)
- Presented regularly the TRJR concept at the City Council annual public hearing on the flood issue
- Met with, and presented the TRJR comprehensive solution to different politicians at all levels of government
- On August 31, 2018, the Federal Environmental Review Agency (CEAA) requested the Alberta provincial government to evaluate the Tri-River Joint Reservoir of Alberta (TRJR) and the Micro-Water Impounding Concept
- Shared the TRJR solution with many members of the newly elected UCP government, including the leader Jason Kenney
- Close to 1000 people have signed the petition so far
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