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

JUL
21
10:00 AM
Ground Breaking Ceremony
JUL
24
6:00 PM
Council Meeting

Public Notices

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Hillcrest Meadows Open House
July 26, 2017
6:30pm to 8:30pm at the Ramada Inn, Pincher Creek
Boredom Busters Summer Camp
July 17, 2017
Open to kids aged 5 – 11
2 day per week camps
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Activities Include:  Swimming, Crafts, inside/outside games, field trips.
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