During the 2013 floods, placid Rocky Mountain creeks became raging torrents, damaging recreation sites throughout the popular Kananaskis Country region. Boulton Creek in Peter Lougheed Provincial Park tripled in size, destroying the pedestrian bridge and exposing a water main that provides water to the nearby campground.
Alberta Tourism Parks and Recreation needed to restore pedestrian access and services to the campground while protecting the infrastructure from future flood damage. They looked to Stantec’s team of civil, environmental, structural, and hydrology experts, led by Chris Mountenay, to design creek armor, pathway approaches, a timber bridge, and water main replacement for the newly widened creek.
Upon construction completion in August 2014, visitors will have a safe and reliable way to cross Boulton Creek, and campers will have a secure water supply. The Client will have infrastructure that will survive extreme flood conditions, reducing their need to continually repair key sites.