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 Southwestern Alberta.

Completed in 1992, this project now supplies 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

JUL
10
7:00 PM
Farmers Market
JUL
11
7:00 PM
4 x 4 Golf Scramble
JUL
11
9:00 AM
Blue Weed Blitz

Public Notices

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Update from Mayor Anderberg & Reeve Hammond
June 12, 2020
Mayor Don Anderberg & Reeve Brian Hammond update our community. 
Joint Funding
June 11, 2020
2021 Funding Program for Non Profit Organizations
Garage Sales allowed as of June 12
June 11, 2020
The Town of Pincher Creek will be issuing garage sale permits starting June 12, 2020
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