CALGARY – The province shared more details of its efforts to improve flood resiliency at a news conference in Calgary on Wednesday.
Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development Robin Campbell announced $104 million in upgrades to water infrastructure like dams and reservoirs, which they hope will minimize the potential damage of any future flooding.
“These upgrades ensure these structures are as prepared as possible for future floods,” says Campbell.
The upgrades will make it easier for excess floodwater to be released from reservoirs to protect dams from erosion or washouts.
The upgrades are in response to the June 2013 floods, which are considered the worst natural disaster in the province’s history.