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Springbank Off-Stream Storage Project

Protecting our communities from future flooding events

  • $160M


  • Calgary, Alberta

    Calgary, Alberta

Collaboration with stakeholders, sub-consultants, and suppliers to shape our province's history

With estimated damages exceeding $5 billion, 32 states of local emergency declared, and countless families ordered to evacuate, the 2013 Southern Alberta flood was one of our most devastating and costliest natural disasters in Canadian history. These were just some of the facts Alberta Transportation was facing when they started looking at flood mitigation strategies.

One of those mitigation strategies is the Springbank Off-stream Storage Project (SR1). SR1 will temporarily divert up to 594 cubic meters per second of water from the Elbow River to an off-stream storage reservoir during extreme flood conditions and later release the excess water back into the river after the flood peak has passed. The proposed solution requires diversion structures in the Elbow River, diversion channels through the adjacent lands, a new bridge, an earth fill dam with low-level water outlets and roadway infrastructure.

The province has proposed an aggressive schedule that will require seamless project execution and impeccable coordination with stakeholders, sub-consultants, and suppliers. It’s a tall order, but we know we can deliver. We’re excited to tackle this challenge, and work alongside Alberta Transportation to shape a part of our province’s history, protecting communities from future flooding events.

At a Glance

  • Alberta Transportation
Meet Our Team

Andrew Bayliss, Principal, Sector Leader, Environmental Services Dam Engineering

Dam engineering and safety allows me to keep communities safe, support climate change adaptation, and explore diverse work opportunities.
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Bret Lavey, Senior Principal, Operations Leader

I enjoy being part of a team that makes water safer in our communities by cleaning up our waterways and protecting people from floods.
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John Menninger, Principal

Water shapes every facet of our world. Helping our community live with and connect to our water resources brings excitement to each day.

John Montgomery, Senior Vice President, Director of Water Strategic Growth

No resource is more important than clean water. We all share a responsibility to manage it in an appropriate and effective way.
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Stephen Oliver, Senior Planner

I help communities build the city they want to see, through meaningful engagement, challenging shortcuts, and understanding outcomes.

Cari Smit, Bridge Engineer

I’m passionate about being on the leading edge of bridge design technology, at the same time creating important community connections.

Jarred White, Water Resources Engineer

Our work often places us physically in the communities we’re supporting. Putting faces to data points really brings it all together.

Daniel McLellan, Associate, Geotechnical Engineer

Flipping your perspective to consider clients’ problems is key to building effective solutions.
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Andrew Bayliss

Principal, Sector Leader, Environmental Services Dam Engineering

Bret Lavey

Senior Principal, Operations Leader

John Menninger


John Montgomery

Senior Vice President, Director of Water Strategic Growth

Stephen Oliver

Senior Planner

Cari Smit

Bridge Engineer

Jarred White

Water Resources Engineer

Daniel McLellan

Associate, Geotechnical Engineer

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