Alberta invests in flood mitigation


Alberta is providing grants to local governments for several flood mitigation projects.

The grants announced this morning by Premier Rachel Notley are under the 25 million dollar resiliency program for five cities and one first nation.

In Calgary, construction of a berm along groundwater and storm water management enhancements will be made to the Bonnybrook wastewater treatment plant.

Another berm will also be put in place along the bow river downstream of Eau Claire to the peace bridge.

More water wells in the Siksika nation will be relocated along with more work on existing construction projects near Turney valley and Chestermere.

A total of 500 million dollars is allocated for the resilience program over the next 10 years.