(Click on image for larger version) The proposed McLean Creek dry dam, shown in an artist’s rendering, would help control flow rates on the Elbow River during flood conditions.
Province inches ahead on major flood mitigation projects
by Matt McClure, Calgary Herald April 29, 2014
... Many of the dry dams on the Elbow River upstream of Calgary proposed by a citizen’s advisory panel last fall have been dismissed because of their environmental or financial cost, but provincial consultants have found two projects they believe may be worth considering.
One is a 50-metre-high structure that would be built southwest of Bragg Creek that would have a storage capacity of 49 million cubic metres, and the other is an off-stream reservoir near Springbank Road west of Calgary that would hold 59 million cubic metres...
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