Snake Lake Reservoir Expansion Project

The Eastern Irrigation District is proposing to expand the Snake Lake Reservoir located approximately 24 kilometres northwest of Brooks, Alberta. As proposed, the Snake Lake Reservoir Expansion Project would increase the reservoir's water storage capacity by approximately 67.97 million cubic metres and expand the footprint of the flood area by approximately 779 hectares. The project is proposed to support the irrigation of lands that currently have no or limited reservoir support within the district.

Latest update

September 21, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Snake Lake Reservoir Expansion Project proposed by Eastern Irrigation District does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
6 Minister's Response - September 21, 2022
4 Notice of Time Limit Resuming - July 14, 2022
3 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - May 6, 2022
1 Request for designation of project PDF (1.8 MB) April 12, 2022


Snake Lake Reservoir Expansion Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
22nd Floor, Place Bell
160 Elgin Street
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0H3
Telephone: 613-957-0700 or 1-866-582-1884
Fax: 613-957-0862

  • Location

    • Brooks (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Dams and reservoirs
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Eastern Irrigation District
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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