November 2004, Tuesday
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Time: 12:10pm - 12:59pm
Location: Room 206, Red Deer Provincial Bldg., 4920 - 51 Street, Red Deer
APEGGA's Central Alberta Branch continues its "Lunchtime Form" series of presentations which are scheduled for the lunch hour on the first Tuesday of each month, at the Red Deer Provincial Building.

"Special Areas Water Supply Project"

Longterm viability of the human population in east-central area of Alberta is largely dependant on water supply. The Special Areas, part of the 'Palliser Triangle", is a prairie landscape long known for its arid conditions. To improve the current economic, social and environmental conditions, the feasibility of a large water supply project for the area has been studied since 1988. The proposed project, known as the Special Areas Water Supply Project (SAWSP) consists of a 7 m3/s pump station to divert water from the Red Deer River, and an 88 km conveyance system (canal or pipeline) to deliver the water to the headwaters of Sounding and Berry Creeks. 384 km of natural channels within Sounding and Berry Creek basins would be used to distribute the water for multiply uses including domestic use, stock watering, municipal use, backflood and sprinkler irrigation, recreation, and waterfowl and wildlife conservation and enhancement.

Alberta Environment is assisting the project proponent, the Special Areas Board to carry out the investigations to evaluate the project feasibility. Andrew Durham, P.Eng., Alberta Environment's project representative will give a general overview of the proposed project including where it goes from here. This may be of interest to members specifically involved in large civil and environmental projects and generally in engineering, geology, and the environment.

PARKING: south side: limited angle parking north side: limited visitor parking

Cost: Free, BYO lunch

If you have questions, contact Peter Stevens, P.Eng.
Phone: 403-340-7737 or Email: Peter.Stevens@gov.ab.ca

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