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 south western Alberta.

Completed in 1992, this project supplies now 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
19
7:00 PM
Family Day
FEB
20
8:00 AM
M.D.S.A Meeting
FEB
22
1:30 PM
EMS Meeting

Public Notices

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We want your feedback!
February 16, 2018
The Town of Pincher Creek will be hosting a Community Information Meeting on March 28.
We would like your feedback on what is included in the community information meeting and the format. Please complete this quick (less than 1 minute) survey to help us create an effective information meeting!
Employment Standards ToolKit
January 1, 2018
New Alberta Employment Standards that took effect January 1, 2018
Dog Licenses are now due
January 1, 2018
2018 Dog Licenses are now due
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