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Alberta Government informs public on Springbank dam

Courtesy: dontdamnspringbank.org

Information sessions on the Springbank off stream reservoir project continued Wednesday night.

Adam Johnson, the Public Affairs officer with Alberta Transportation says the now $432 million investment includes a new approach to land acquisition.

“We just want people to understand that Springbank represents the best option to be able to install flood mitigation for Calgary and downstream communities, this the quickest to build, the most cost effective and it is the best project,” said Johnson.

Johnson adds the project could be fully operational by 2020.

The Springbank dam has met a lot of opposition from residents saying their concerns have been ignored by the government.