Irrigation and Hydroelectricity

Drought conditions and the lack of water resources for local communities led the Government of Alberta to begin the development of the Old Man River dam in 1986.  The goal was to bring the valuable resource of water to farmers and citizens of south western Alberta.

Completed in 1992, this project supplies now water to 170,000 acres of farmland, provides recreation, and has a small hydroelectric site.  Since its completion, the agricultural industry has thrived with a reliable source of irrigation water for its crops and livestock.

Additional benefits include:

  • crop diversification
  • alternate energy sources
  • recreational facilities (camping, day use areas, boat launches, wind surfing, kayaking and canoeing)

Upcoming Events

NOV
20
6:30 AM
FCSS Board Meeting

Public Notices

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Contact Update
December 31, 2017
The Town of Pincher Creek is requesting property owners update their contact information with us. 
Christmas Decorating Challenge
December 6, 2017
It's begining to look a lot like Christmas! 
Christmas Markets
December 1, 2017
Christmas is coming and there are lots of additional ways to shop local this Christmas seasoN! 


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