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

NOV
28
6:00 PM
Council Meeting

Public Notices

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Holiday Hours
December 24, 2022
We have some changes to our operations over the holiday period, find more info here! 
Christmas Decorating Challenge
December 4, 2022
Submit a location that should be on the volunteer judging panels list in Pincher Creek! 
Craft Markets & Holiday Shows
December 1, 2022
2022 Christmas Craft & Vendor Shows Pincher Creek & Area  
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