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

MAR
25
6:00 PM
Council Meeting
MAR
28
7:00 PM
Women in Business Event

Public Notices

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Freezing Water and Sewer Lines
March 11, 2019
The Town of Pincher Creek is aware that some residents are without water and Sewer services.
Public Input Wanted on Recreation
March 6, 2019
Please share your thoughts on recreation in Pincher Creek! 
Diane's Retirement
March 1, 2019
Mayor Don Anderberg's words at Diane Burt Stucky's retirement celebration. 
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