Disaster Recovery Projects

If you have any comments or require further information arising from any of the Project Updates posted here, please contact Meghan Aebig, Urban Systems, Town of Black Diamond Flood Recovery Project Manager at 403-291-1193 or by email Meghan Aebig.

Flood Mitigation / Recovery Projects

In addition to repairing damages caused by the 2013 flood, the Town, using the services of Urban Systems and MPE Engineering Ltd. undertook an exploration of flood mitigation measures. Projects completed as a result include:
  • Reinstatement of the drainage outfall located south of Highway 22 and east of the river and installation of a backflow prevention device to prevent the river from entering the town at this point
  • Installation of erosion protection on the east side of the river, downstream of the Highway 22 bridge, including a drainage outfall system


Flood mitigation efforts have been contemplated in the context of a 100-year flood event. A 100-year flood event has a 1% probability of occurring in any given year. The province will fund flood mitigation measures designed for these 100-year events.

Project Funding

Funding for flood recovery and mitigation efforts following the 2013 Flood has been provided by: