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Springbank Off-Stream Storage Project

Protecting our communities from future flooding events

  • $160M

    Construction

  • Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, Alberta

Collaboration with stakeholders, sub-consultants, and suppliers to shape our province's history

With estimated damages exceeding $5 billion, 32 states of local emergency declared, and countless families ordered to evacuate, the 2013 Southern Alberta flood was one of our most devastating and costliest natural disasters in Canadian history. These were just some of the facts Alberta Transportation was facing when they started looking at flood mitigation strategies.

One of those mitigation strategies is the Springbank Off-stream Storage Project (SR1). SR1 will temporarily divert up to 594 cubic meters per second of water from the Elbow River to an off-stream storage reservoir during extreme flood conditions and later release the excess water back into the river after the flood peak has passed. The proposed solution requires diversion structures in the Elbow River, diversion channels through the adjacent lands, a new bridge, an earth fill dam with low-level water outlets and roadway infrastructure.

The province has proposed an aggressive schedule that will require seamless project execution and impeccable coordination with stakeholders, sub-consultants, and suppliers. It’s a tall order, but we know we can deliver. We’re excited to tackle this challenge, and work alongside Alberta Transportation to shape a part of our province’s history, protecting communities from future flooding events.

At a Glance

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Client
  • Alberta Transportation

Increasing Resilience for Alberta

Our clients turned to Stantec to help them in the days, weeks, and months following the 2013 floods in southern Alberta

Meet Our Team

John Menninger, Principal

Water shapes every facet of our world. Helping our community live with and connect to our water resources brings excitement to each day.

John Montgomery, Senior Vice President, Sector Leader, Water Resources

No resource is more important than clean water. We all share a responsibility to manage it in an appropriate and effective way.
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George Sabol, Principal, Water Resources

I enjoy handing off what I’ve accomplished to the next generation and seeing the excitement that it brings to them.
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Jarred White, Engineer In Training

Our work often places us physically in the communities we’re supporting. Putting faces to data points really brings it all together.
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  • John Menninger

    Principal

  • John Montgomery

    Senior Vice President, Sector Leader, Water Resources

  • George Sabol

    Principal, Water Resources

  • Jarred White

    Engineer In Training

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