Sunday, October 13, 2013

Alison’s Aqueduct is a tricky proposition

The premier’s expert panel on flood mitigation has proposed an underground pipeline to divert flood water from Calgary.
Photograph by: Ted Rhodes , Calgary Herald

Alison’s Aqueduct is a tricky proposition

By Don Braid, Calgary Herald October 8, 2013

Someday we might call it Alison’s Aqueduct — the giant drain proposed to carry flood water from the Glenmore Reservoir to spill out into the Bow River.

The early plan is for a pipe that punches through bedrock 60 metres down. It would run out of the reservoir, under the Elbow River below the dam, past Chinook Centre, under Blackfoot Trail and the Deerfoot, and into the Bow River north of Glenmore Trail.

No kidding. Mayor Naheed Nenshi wasn’t stretching much when he said it sounds almost like “science fiction.”

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