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

JAN
18
7:00 PM
Atoms Hockey Tournament
JAN
18
7:00 PM
NAPI PowWow

Public Notices

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New Years Message from the Mayor
January 1, 2019
Happy New year from the Mayor 
Request for Proposal for Director of Regional Emergency Management Service
January 1, 2019
The Pincher Creek Regional Emergency Management Organisation (REMO) is seeking proposals from interested parties or individual(s) to provide DEM services for 2019.  
STEP Program for Business
December 31, 2018
STEP 2019 will be open January 3 to February 8, 2019. In January, please be sure to review the Applicant Guide at alberta.ca/step before applying.
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