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

FEB
04
7:00 PM
U9 Hockey Tournament
FEB
06
1:30 PM
Huddlestun Centre AGM

Public Notices

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Public Hearing
February 27, 2023
 
THE PURPOSE of proposed Bylaw No. 1635-23 is to adopt the Area Structure Plan to guide the development of the lands 
Special Council Meeting
February 2, 2023
Please take notice that a Special Council meeting has been scheduled for February 2, 2023 at 6:00 pm in the Town Council Chambers
Welcome Angie Lucas, CAO
February 1, 2023
Mayor and Council for the Town of Pincher Creek would like to officially welcome Angie Lucas to the role of Chief Administrative Officer as of February 1, 2023.
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