Flood Protection Infrastructure Project

Berm NE


Shortly after the 2013 floods, the Town built flood mitigation berms along the Sheep River. The berms in place today were constructed using the Alberta Environment and Protected Areas (AEPA) flood mapping from 1992. 

The AEPA is currently updating the flood mapping with new data and as a result, berms are being re-evaluated to consider their level of protection. The new mapping shows that three (3) of the four (4) berms in Diamond Valley are no longer providing the levels of flood protection they were designed for, and upgrade options should be considered to increase this level of service.

This project is funded by the Alberta Government and the Climate Resiliency Capacity Building Program. The stream of funding is intended to support municipalities to assess the feasibility of adaption measures and prepare actions for implementation.  

Open House / Public Participation Session

On August 1, 2023, the Town hosted an open house to share information and gather opinions about the Flood Protection Project. The Town is considering how best to be prepared to address flooding, through policy and improving existing flood berms.  Input from the public is key in designing public flood protection for the future. 

View the information slides from the public participation / open house session.