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Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Program 2020 budget approved



Date Jan 27 2020

The Town of Drumheller council achieved another milestone for the Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Program, by adopting the 2020 budget of the $55 million six year program budget at a council meeting held Monday January 27th.

This will guide subsequent budgets in future years.

The Drumheller Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Office will be providing an update to council in May as per its regular reporting strategy with funding partners.

Mayor Colberg states "I am pleased to see the budget approved as this allows the program to move ahead and finalize the funding agreements with our partners."

For more Information Contact:

Darwin Durnie

Chief Resiliency and Flood Mitigation Officer

Phone: 403-823-0994

Email: ddurnie@drumheller.ca

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March Flood Readiness Newsletter

Check out the March Changing the Channel Newsletter.

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Drumheller is partnering with Canada and Alberta to change the channel on flood readiness



Drumheller, Alberta, March 12, 2019—The governments of Canada and Alberta are investing a total of $50M in Drumheller's Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System to help reduce the risk of flooding in Drumheller and to keep residents, properties and businesses safe from future flooding disasters. 

Today, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities for Canada announced a federal investment of $22M for Drumheller from the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund. This fund helps communities adapt to and mitigate future flooding disasters that are growing in frequency as a result of climate change.

The Town has also received confirmation from Minister Shannon Phillips, Minister of Environment and Parks for Alberta, that Drumheller was approved for $28M from the Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP), a multi-year grant program that supports the design and construction of projects that protect critical infrastructure from flooding and drought and to help ensure public safety.

Council passed a motion in November 2018 to finance up to $5M for this plan, bringing the total investment to $55M for Drumheller's Flood Mitigation and Climate Adaptation System, a disaster mitigation project that is expected to take up to 10-years to plan and implement fully. 

Drumheller will be working with its funding partners to confirm the terms, conditions and implementation of the announced funding over the next few months. It is hoped that a project ground breaking can be held in early May.

Residents of the community are encouraged to visit www.dinosaurvalley.com and register to receive Drumheller's online flood readiness newsletter to stay informed on the latest developments, plan ahead and prepare as the next flood season approaches. To have the newsletters mailed to their home, residents can call 403-823-6300. 


"Living in a flood community is living with an imminent risk that threatens not only our people and our property, but also our economic prosperity and the very culture that put us on the map as the Dinosaur Capital of the World. We are extremely grateful for these significant investments by both the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada and the personal interest of Minister Champagne. The strong support for our proactive and sustainable flood mitigation and climate adaptation plan is most welcome. Together, we will change the channel on flood readiness in Drumheller and shape a safe and prosperous future for our community."
Heather Colberg, Mayor of Drumheller 

"Taking concrete steps to adapt to the impacts of climate change is more and more essential to ensuring a safe prosperous future for our kids and grandkids. Residents of Drumheller will benefit from our investments because the Government of Canada is getting ahead of the impacts of flooding. This important work will equip the community with the infrastructure needed to better protect residents, become more resilient to future flooding events and greatly reduce the costs of recovery following extreme weather incidents."
The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities


Disaster Mitigation Adaptation Fund (DMAF)
Alberta Community Resilience Program (ACRP)

For more Information Contact:
Michelle Tetreault

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February Flood Readiness Newsletter

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Flood Readiness

There is no mistaking that Drumheller is a flood community – it is our #1 risk.

Part of our municipal plan is a public education campaign and making sure our residents are informed so they have the knowledge and tools to plan ahead and take action for the upcoming flood season.

Please register for our newsletter at www.dinosaurvalley.com or call us at 403-823-6300 to have it delivered to your home. Also watch for social media posts on Facebook and Twitter @drumhellerALERT.

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