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

MAY
26
8:00 AM
Public Works Week
MAY
28
6:00 PM
Council Meeting
MAY
30
7:00 PM
Day on the Creek

Public Notices

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Public Works Week Proclamation
May 22, 2018
Mayor Don Anderberg's speech at the May 22nd 2018 Public Proclamation of Public Works Week! 
Sealed Bid Auction
May 9, 2018
Sealed bids for the items listed on the Town of Pincher Creek bid form will be accepted at the Town of Pincher Creek main office (962 St John Ave.) between May 9- 23, 2018. All bids will be opened privately at 4:00pm May 28, 2018.

Emergency Preparedness Showcase Day
May 8, 2018
Please join us on May 8 from 2 to 7 p.m. at the Community Hall! 
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