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

NOV
19
12:30 PM
Capital Budget Meeting
NOV
20
8:30 AM
Capital Budget Meeting

Public Notices

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Lead levels in drinking water
December 12, 2019
Lead levels in Canada's drinking water have been in the news recently.  The Town of Pincher Creek would like residents to know the following:
Tumbleweed Ave Pathway Project Update
November 14, 2019
In July 2019, Council for the Town of Pincher Creek gave approval for the construction of a pathway along Tumbleweed Avenue (west of Ranchland Mall) to provide better connection between the new Thistle Crescent sidewalk and the existing pathway south of Ranchland Mall.
2020 - 2023 Budget Meeting Schedule
November 6, 2019
Budget Meeting Schedule 
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