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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)

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Public Notices

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NE Area Structure Plan Public Open House & Public Input Opportunities
April 8, 2021
An Area Structure Plan (ASP) is a high-level planning document that outlines future development direction with reference to municipal policies and objectives. 
 

Pincher Creek Pop Up Patios
April 8, 2021
As we move into new food and beverage restrictions starting this Friday (April 9), we want to do our best to support our food and beverage industry.  We are offering no cost Pop-up Patios!

Pincher Creek Regional Recreation Master Plan review
March 31, 2021
Pincher Creek Regional Recreation Master Plan review 
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