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

MAY
21
6:00 PM
Council Meeting
MAY
23
7:00 PM
Women in Business Event

Public Notices

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Town to discontinue Bus Service
May 17, 2019
At its May 13th meeting, Council for the Town of Pincher Creek approved the recommendation from the Transportation Committee to discontinue the scheduled bus service effective May 31st.

Welcome!
May 15, 2019
We would like to welcome some new team members and summer staff to our crew! 
“Thistle Crescent Roadway Reconstruction Project“
May 14, 2019
Please read attached; for project start date and alternate Garbage Bin pick-up Location. 
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