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

NOV
15
8:30 AM
Council Budget Debate
NOV
17
7:00 PM
Angels within Us event
NOV
20
9:30 AM
M.D.S.A Meeting

Public Notices

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Parade of Lights
November 30, 2018
Kick off the Christmas Season with the annual Parade of Lights on Main Street! 
Fire Advisory
October 26, 2018
A fire advisory is now in effect for the Town and MD of Pincher Creek 
Christmas Markets
October 2, 2018
There are lots of great markets and retail events happening in Pincher Creek in November & December! 
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