Concerns with the city’s plans for the Sunnyside flood Barrier/Berm
The HSCA EPARC – Infrastructure Group has developed nine reasons why the city’s 1:20 plan is inadequate. The full documentation of these concerns is found in the file linked below:
Community Emergency Plan
The Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Emergency Plan (CEP) is designed to complement Calgary’s Municipal Plan and provide targeted information specific to Hillhurst Sunnyside residents. It should be used as a companion to your Household Emergency Action Plan.
Please view/download the document at the link below:
HSCA EMERGENCY PLANNING AND RESPONSE COMMITTEE (EPARC)
Update as of February 2017
Chair: Kerri Treherne
2.Infrastructure sub committee
Lead: Charlie Lund
Meetings: approx. monthly (as required). Minutes posted on HSCA website for more information and updates.
3. Interim Mitigation sub committee
4.Community Emergency Planning sub committee
Achievements in the last 4 years:
– The sanitary lift station is being rebuilt
– Pump Station #2 is funded and well into detail design, with construction to start soon
– Pump Station #1 is funded and starting detailed design (this project is jointly funded by the City , Provincial and Federal governments)
– The North West Inner City Drainage Study recommends the Upper Plateau Separation project. This project is on the Calgary Drainage Improvement (CDI) list and will be funded by the City and built when it reaches the top of the CDI priority list. In addition the City has identified it for possible future Alberta Community Resiliency Program funding, which could accelerate it.
– Same for Pump Stations #3 and #4.
– The City is expected to recommend that local barrier (ie berm) improvements be built soon, without waiting for an upstream dam.
While much has been achieved there remains much more to do.
Future priorities (not necessarily in this exact order – a number can be concurrent):
1. Upper Plateau Separation project funded and built
2. Adequate berm improvements, including ground water protection, recommended, funded and built
3. Province/Transalta to armour the Ghost reservoir shoreline
4. Provincial approval, funding and construction of an upstream dam
5. Pump Station #3 funded and built
6. Pump Station #4 funded and built
Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan: http://www.budget.gc.ca/fes-eea/2016/docs/themes/infrastructure-en.html
Federal infrastructure investments in Alberta: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/ab-eng.html
Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component – National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP): http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nrp-pnr-prog-eng.html
Alberta Community Resilience Program: http://aep.alberta.ca/water/programs-and-services/alberta-community-resilience-program/default.aspx
The City of Calgary flood mitigation and recovery projects: http://www.calgary.ca/UEP/Water/Pages/Flood-Info/Recovery/Flood-projects.aspx
Emergency Planning & Response Committee Documents
The “Sunnyside Neighbourhood Summary” document summarizes key facts about the Sunnyside and provides background information to better understand this vibrant inner city community and its flood mitigation needs.
Community Response & Resiliency Division Documents
This letter to Brian Mason, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure asks that the provincial government request federal funding for the projects identified by the City of Calgary as flood mitigation priorities over and above ACRP.
Flood Permit Grant Program
The Flood Permit Grant Program is jointly funded by the Canadian Red Cross and the City of Calgary and is being offered to residential property owners in Calgary who are facing financial challenges repairing, restoring or rebuilding their homes after the June 2013 flood.
Application process – http://www.calgary.ca/PDA/pd/Pages/Flood/Flood-permit-grant-program.aspx
Alberta Flood Relief Financial Assistance Program
The Salvation Army is pleased to announce our new Alberta Flood Relief Financial Assistance Program. Attached you will find an application package that you may refer to clients. The application is also online at:
I have also attached a poster for use in your location to promote this program. We are relying on partners like you to spread the word as widely as possible to residents in Southern Alberta about this program and the pending deadline of July 31, 2014.
Thank you for your cooperation and all you do in assisting those in need throughout our communities.
Bow River Basin Flood Presentation:
This narrated presentation by Brad Stelfox is titled “The 2013 Bow River Basin Flood – Seeking Context and Understanding the Big Picture” and it is similar to what he presented at the April 9 “Understanding Calgary’s Watershed – Implications to Flood Management” community meeting at HSCA.