Alberta Gives Town $250k To Fix Campground

March 12, 2014 by   - () Comments Off on Alberta Gives Town $250k To Fix Campground

The Alberta provincial government is covering $659,000 worth of repairs to municipal infrastructure in Sundre damaged in the June 2013 floods as well as costs the Town of Sundre incurred responding to the disaster, the Sundre Round Up reported.

The funding will include $250,000 for repairing damage to Greenwood Campground.

Funding has also been allotted for repair of the rock spurs in the Red Deer River south of the bridge in the amount of $70,000 and $84,000 for 10th Street erosion repairs, recreation trail erosion and storm sewer cleaning.

Efforts are ongoing to complete the projects, Mayor Terry Leslie said.

“The Town of Sundre and Mountain View County councils are working together to present solutions for longer term river mitigation strategies that will protect residents, property and water quality to local and downstream residents and river users,” said Leslie.

“Not all projects will be completed by June 2014.”

Since the 2013 flood, engineers have been studying the river, the effects of the flood, changes in the river basin and potential predictable impacts in another high water event, he said.

On June 21, 2013, the Red Deer River breached its banks causing overland flooding in town.

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