Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project

Alberta Transportation (the proponent) proposes to construct infrastructure to mitigate flooding on lands in and adjacent to the Elbow River, approximately 15 kilometres west of Calgary, Alberta. As proposed, the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project would be located in a floodplain drainage area of the Elbow River and its tributaries, and would divert flood water during extreme flood events from the Elbow River to a temporary reservoir constructed in an adjacent wetland. The flood waters would be stored in the temporary reservoir before being diverted back in to the Elbow River. The purpose of the Project is to prevent and reduce flood damage on infrastructure, water courses, and people in the City of Calgary and downstream communities.


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Latest update

March 4, 2021 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has extended the time limit for the issuance of the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement by 90 days.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1317 Draft Potential Conditions PDF (850 KB) January 4, 2021
1316 Draft Environmental Assessment Report PDF (4.8 MB) January 4, 2021
21 Environmental Impact Statement - March 29, 2018
10 Final Environmental Impact Statement Guidelines PDF (459 KB) August 10, 2016
6 Notice of Commencement of an Environmental Assessment - June 23, 2016
5 Notice of Environmental Assessment Determination - June 23, 2016
3 Summary of a Project Description of a Designated Project PDF (3.1 MB) April 18, 2016

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Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir Project
Impact Assessmet Agency of Canada
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876
Email: IAAC.Springbank.AEIC@canada.ca

  • Location

    • 15 kilometres west of Calgary (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Highways and Roads
    • Dams and reservoirs
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    The Government of Alberta (Alberta Transportation)
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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