Irrigation and Hydroelectricity

Drought conditions and the lack of water resources for local communities led the Government of Alberta to begin the development of the Old Man River Dam in 1986. The goal was to bring the valuable resource of water to farmers and citizens of Southwestern Alberta.

Completed in 1992, this project now supplies water to 170,000 acres of farmland, provides recreation, and has a small hydroelectric site. Since its completion, the agricultural industry has thrived with a reliable source of irrigation water for its crops and livestock.

Additional benefits include:

  • Crop diversification
  • Alternate energy sources
  • Recreational facilities (camping, day use areas, boat launches, wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing)

Upcoming Events

SEP
21
11:00 AM
Farmers Market
SEP
22
7:00 PM
Moon Shadow Run
SEP
22
1:00 PM
Skating Arena Open

Public Notices

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Nominate a local business
September 23, 2018
The Pincher Creek & District Chamber of Commerce are proud to announce their 23rd Annual Awards of Excellence on Friday October 19th, 2018!  The Awards of Excellence highlight businesses, organizations and individuals who excel in their field. We count on you, our community members to nominate those who stand out and are deserving of a nomination. We have a vast business community with a wide variety of services, products and friendly faces, support our local businesses by submitting a nomination today! Nominations close September 23rd at midnight.   Thank you for supporting local!
Bear Smart
August 28, 2018
Please be bear aware and bear smart! 
Voluntary Water Restriction Now in Effect
August 10, 2018
A voluntary water restriction is now in effect for the Town of Pincher Creek 
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