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FIRE RESTRICTION

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)

Public Notices

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FCSS Funding
September 14, 2022
The Pincher Creek & District Family and Community Support Services (FCSS) is now accepting applications for 2023 funding.
Decorate your business for Rodeo Weekend Challenge
August 18, 2022
Decorate your business for Rodeo Weekend; create an inviting atmosphere for Pincher Creek guests & locals!  We suggest decorating the outside of your business to invite people in and then keep them by creating a fun atmosphere inside- but it’s up to you!   
Pincher Creek Flood Hazard Study
August 1, 2022
The Pincher Creek Flood Hazard Study assesses and identifies flood hazards along 14 km of Pincher Creek and 7 km of Kettles Creek through Pincher Creek and Municipal District of Pincher Creek.
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