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
21
12:00 PM
InterAgency Meeting

Public Notices

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Early Learning Facility Site Development - noise reduction
January 19, 2020
The project management team would like to inform residents that in efforts to reduce the noise level, the two current heaters will be replaced with heating units that can be installed in the interior of the buildings.
Wedding Venues
January 8, 2020
2020 must be the year to tie the knot!  We have had an influx of people asking where to get married in and around Pincher Creek, so we've made it easy and put a list of potential locations together! 

Mayors Message
January 1, 2020
2019 in review from Mayor Anderberg. 
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