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

JUL
23
6:00 PM
Council Meeting
JUL
23
6:00 PM
Public Hearing

Public Notices

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Joint Funding Form and Deadline
September 12, 2018
Applications for the 2019 Grant Funding Program will be accepted until September 12, 2018. All applications must be completed in full and submitted on the prescribed form. Application forms are available at the Town and MD Administration offices and on their respective websites. This will be the only opportunity for 2019 Joint Council Grant Funding.
Notice of Public Hearing for Cannabis Retail Sales and Cannabis Facility
July 23, 2018
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
Town of Pincher Creek in the Province of Alberta
Proposed Bylaw No. 1547-AF to be held at 6:00 p.m.
Monday July 23rd, 2018
962 St. John Avenue Town Hall in Council Chambers
Child Care (day care) Updates
July 16, 2018
For more information on child care (daycare) in Pincher Creek please follow this link: 
http://pinchercreek.ca/residents/daycare.php
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