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 Concept-1

What are the strengths and weaknesses of concept 1 and why?

What do you think this concept's benefits and impacts will be on:

  • The way the community looks, feels and moves?
  • Providing equal protection from river flood to all citizens/communities?
  • The amenities/services in your community?
  • The health of the rivers and floodplain as it flows from the mountains, through the city and to other communities downstream?
  • The long-term supply and quality of water for our community?
  • Protecting Calgary's economic core? Should downtown be protected to a higher level?
  • The city as a whole?

9 November, 2016

Kim says:

“No weaknesses, the city requires Springbank dam to proceed ASAP to protect our downtown core and communities”

9 November, 2016

Kim Safton says:

“We need this reservoir to protect our city core and communities NOW”

8 November, 2016

High and dry says:

“Does do nothing for Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows. MC creek option is the only goid one that can work for all. Cheapest too! ”

8 November, 2016

Vanice Simpson says:

“The proposed dam at Springbank will not protect everyone on upstream of the Springbank area. Everyone needs flood protection!”

8 November, 2016

David H says:

“Spingbank is the right solution. McLean Creek is a poor option. Self interest is driving opposition to Springbank.”

8 November, 2016

Dave says:

“The study has been done by experts in their field - get on with the Springbank option. It's the best option for the people of Calgary. ”

8 November, 2016

Linda says:

“For most downstream benefit & least damage to fish & landowners, dry dam measures should be further upstream than Springbank. ”

8 November, 2016

Dave says:

“Albertans great at working together to recover from disasters but not at working together to prevent them. Www.preventingalbertafloods.ca.”

8 November, 2016

yycNorth says:

“Looking at riverfront homes in '86 we opted to live on high ground. Flooding was a factor. Why can't people own up to their bad choices?”

8 November, 2016

Inner city resident says:

“The springbank reservoir is the solution with most benefits and the least cost and disruption. What is the hold up?”

8 November, 2016

Evan Welbourn says:

“Working with open ground and raw undeveloped earth, is much more economic than repairing developed lands , like downtown. ”

8 November, 2016

Passionate Calgarian says:

“Springbank Reservoir protects the city as a whole. Businesses and homeowners. ”

8 November, 2016

Evan Welbourn says:

“I support upstream reservoirs.”

8 November, 2016

Don says:

“Equal protection. Downtown more costly to recover so needs more protection. This is best way. Best for whole city, too.”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“is this really a case where a government would rather sacrifice its citizens than take on the environmental lobby? God help us.”

8 November, 2016

Jane says:

“The 2013 flood did so much damage. It would be criminal to let this event continue to ruin lives, homes, businesses, community. No to SR1.”

8 November, 2016

Markj Hornby says:

“It is essential to have reservoir capacity in flooding situations. Both the Elbow and Bow require reservoirs in emergency situations. ”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“There is no need to turn community against community. Let's all support MC1. It's on land that the gov.ab (ie.we) already own. Why buy more?”

8 November, 2016

Greg says:

“If berms are good enough for Bragg Creek and RW, they should be good enough for Calgary too”

8 November, 2016

SG says:

“I am sure Calgary will bully their way into having a dam in Springbank which is sad as I really do believe MC is a better choice for Alberta”

8 November, 2016

yycNorth says:

“Don't we already have a reservoir? It's called the Glenmore. Dredge the dam thing!! Can't hurt!”

8 November, 2016

MW says:

“SR1=cesspool. Mosquitoe breeding ground. Not to mention dead animals, fish and sewage. Nice. ”

8 November, 2016

MW says:

“The type of sediment left at SR 1 NOT fertile, would not grow pasture. Is mountain rock. Would be an ugly moonscape. What a crime!”

8 November, 2016

MW says:

“The taking of private land, businesses and homes when there are viable alternatives is POOR PUBLIC POLICY. Mclean creek please!”

8 November, 2016

Floodvictim says:

“We are in full support of the Springbank off stream reservoir. Please make this a priority and start building now. ”

8 November, 2016

Patrick Mc Reavey says:

“Protect all community in flood areas. Protect the all the city infrastructure. Get moving before disaster strikes again.”

8 November, 2016

Elenore Kubik says:

“We must have another reservoir west of Calgary on the Bow River to protect our economic core and communities along the river.”

8 November, 2016

SR1 forpublic safety says:

“Anti logging will kill MC1. Environmentalists will kill MC1. Lives are at risk. Temporary wet pasture best. SR1 a must for public safety.”

8 November, 2016

Get it done says:

“Time to take action. It is good for all of Calgary, you can't be a great city with a vulnerable core.”

8 November, 2016

Kel Johnston says:

“Displacing some of Alberta's founding families when the Maclean Creek option exists that affects no one is a crime.”

8 November, 2016

rvander says:

“Unless this plan protects all Alberta homes, it should not be completed at any expense. McLean Dam is the answer.”

8 November, 2016

Prospring says:

“Hands down, this is the most cost effective and best result concept to deal with flood risk in Calgary. For residences and businesses”

8 November, 2016

bwalker says:

“I believe that the Springbank reservoir is the best of the three concepts as it will be the quickest and least expensive to implement.”

8 November, 2016

Andrea says:

“Fully supportive of SR1. It's been analzed, assessed and recommended by legions of experts and professionals. Get started now. Please. ”

8 November, 2016

Andrea says:

“SR1 will benefit the city as a whole. It's been studied and analyzed enough. It's time to get on with it!”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“After a week or so of jabbing back and forth the winner is - no one!!! Why can't we all get behind McLean? Everybody wins!”

8 November, 2016

Al says:

“SR1 has already been objectively proven to be the best solution to protect downtown Calgary & communities. I support it.”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Springbank opposition are exaggerating??? Meanwhile proponents claim it will save all of Calgary and world hunger too. Let's get real folks”

8 November, 2016

Albertans for All says:

“Engage best minds/skills to develop Tri-River Joint Reservoir ASAP. for future prosperity as our forefathers did”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“A new cost benefit when gov.ab finally gets pushed into doing one will clearly show McLean is better. Enviro concerns can be mitigated.”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Objectivity on SR1 was lost in 2014, when the premier announced it was preferred. Since then - bureaucrats striving to please the boss.”

8 November, 2016

Best for All says:

“ Project to protect most communities ASAP presented to NDP GOA. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca. Need TRJR.”

8 November, 2016

Katya says:

“Maximum benefit. Build it now.”

8 November, 2016

Kyle says:

“The science concludes SR1 is the highest cost/benefit and most feasible. Leave it to the experts instead of comments from NIMBY landowners.”

8 November, 2016

Kyle says:

“Why is SR1 not built yet? Much better to have controlled flood in the prairie than an uncontrolled flood of Calgary communities and downtown”

8 November, 2016

Bxn says:

“This seems the most logical solution from a cost and effectiveness viewpoint. Land recovers from water naturally; houses do not. ”

8 November, 2016

Person upstream says:

“Hmmm...Government picking winners & losers instead of acknowledging that all can win, and making it happen...Can someone explain please? MC1”

8 November, 2016

Person upstream says:

“Those of us upstream are getting a bit tired of being called "the opposition". Grow up! We're as worthy as Calgarians are.People are people.”

8 November, 2016

Person upstream says:

“We are more than a "handful of people upstream". We are PEOPLE upstream who deserve the same degree of protection that Calgary demands.”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Springbank is the logical choice for a dry dam. The land can still be used for grazing, parks, nature reserve, etc. Protect against calamity”

8 November, 2016

Makes no sense says:

“Upstream mitigation IS a reasonable part of the solution, but flooding 7000 acres of farmland is not the right answer. Dam McLean.”

8 November, 2016

Makes no sense says:

“How is SR1 a "reservoir" when there's no plan to "line" the land with anything to keep water from simply soaking in? Waste of water & land.”

8 November, 2016

Get Informed says:

“Be informed and make wise choices. With the wealth of information available - Springbank dam is a clear winner. Build it!”

8 November, 2016

lornatsta says:

“Upstream reservoirs are the answer, few people impacted, good protection, very little environmental impact -during flood and for short time”

8 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“Note that above where it estimates 1.9B - that is to do a reservoir on each of the Elbow and Bow Rivers and is not the SR1 cost alone.”

8 November, 2016

Jonathan says:

“The Springbank project has been objectively proven to be the best project to protect neighbourhoods and downtown Calgary. I support it. ”

8 November, 2016

Brian says:

“In 2012 SR1 =$158M; now = $1.9M & likely to increase yet no updated cost on MC1. Claims of MR1 costing more are unfounded! Look more at MR1!”

8 November, 2016

Dano says:

“Upstream mitigation is the best solution set by far. It is the dominant solution globally for flood mitigation/hydroelectricity.”

8 November, 2016

Don says:

“The Springbank Reservoir has been well examined and studied. The expert conclusion is that it is a good solution; it ought to be undertaken.”

8 November, 2016

Dam Mclean says:

“We really need to evaluate the two options properly and equally.”

8 November, 2016

Dam Mclean says:

“The SR1 option will impact one of the last pieces of native prairie and unique habitat left around the city of Calgary. ”

8 November, 2016

Dam Mclean says:

“The Mclean creek dam option was never explored to the fullest extent. So how come people say the SR1 is the best option? ”

8 November, 2016

Dorothy says:

“This is not a "them" or "us." Its about protecting the most Calgarians. Springbank dam doesn't do that. It does nothing for downtown.”

8 November, 2016

kelly moi says:

“Springbok provides a viable flood mitigation option to protect downstream areas of the Elbow river and the downtown as a priority. ”

8 November, 2016

Concerned Taxpayer says:

“YYC cannot afford another flood, economically, environmentally, or emotionally. Do SR1 and other mitigation asap.”

8 November, 2016

Build Springbank Res says:

“It has been over 3 years since the flood. It is time to move on this project!”

8 November, 2016

Concerned Taxpayer says:

“Praying and assuming that another flood will not happen is foolish. Start mitigation with SR1 asap and address other prevention as well.”

8 November, 2016

BUILD SPRINGBANK says:

“There have been several studies concluding that Springbank is the best option, cost wise and enivironmentally. Please get moving on this! ”

8 November, 2016

Concerned Taxpayer says:

“Relocating downtown businesses, Saddledome, historic homes, etc. is not an option. Start with SR1 asap and address Bow flooding as well.”

8 November, 2016

Grandpa says:

“SR1 liability to present & future Generations. Provide a great treasure Tri-Ri Ed Joint Reservoir of Alberta. All work together For TRJR”

8 November, 2016

In my back yard says:

“The plan is to flood the SR1 site every 7 years to ensure everything is working properly. Not ONLY in big flood events like many think.”

8 November, 2016

Damn McLean says:

“McLean creek is the only good option and it would protect more than just the city of Calgary. The NDP government should be ashamed.”

8 November, 2016

In my back yard says:

“The MC1 site is NOT too "wildlife sensitive". 40 years of ATV's, logging, a gas plant, etc...has ensured few animals live at the site.”

8 November, 2016

In my back yard says:

“As a Bragg Creek resident, I want the dam IN MY BACK YARD! MC1 for the good of us ALL!”

8 November, 2016

Sitting Duck says:

“The ship on floodplain development in YYC sailed 120 years ago. Subsequent civic govt's have ignored the threat. Concept 1 - NOW!”

8 November, 2016

Sitting Duck says:

“Calgary core, business and communities will remain vulnerable 4 flood seasons later. Let's not make it 5 and counting...”

8 November, 2016

Sitting Duck says:

“SR1 is feasible and gets the job done. Grazing land won't disappear - flood or no flood - It can be restored faster, cheaper than city land”

8 November, 2016

NDP flip-flop says:

“It seems like there are A LOT of people commenting here who support McLean, which the NDP campaigned upon. We won't let them forget that.”

8 November, 2016

Sitting Duck says:

“YYC and AB cannot afford another flood in any sense of the word - expense, lost productivity, deminished property value=less property taxes.”

8 November, 2016

Heartbroken says:

“Sad that it appears that all supporting SR1 couldn't care less about Tsuu Ti'na, Springbank, Redwood or Bragg. Where's your compassion?”

8 November, 2016

Bragg Creek matters says:

“Diversify the economy via tourism by building a lake-like, REAL reservoir at MC1. Win for all Calgarians who come & play in our back yard!”

8 November, 2016

Lets Do It says:

“I support the Springbank as a long term solution which affects all of Calgarians and Albertans. ”

8 November, 2016

Lucy says:

“Concept #1 is core to every solution. Without it..#2 and #3 don't protect our city.”

8 November, 2016

McLean is best says:

“According to the Treaty Act, neither SR1, nor MC1 can proceed without the majority of Treaty 7 bands on board. They're not.Indiginous rights”

8 November, 2016

Karen Radford says:

“We must take action to protect our city and reduce the uncertainty this churn is creating. Springbank needs to happen”

8 November, 2016

Karen Radford says:

“The Springbank solution has proven to be the best. It has minimal impacts and protects our city. Time to move forward.”

8 November, 2016

McLean is best says:

“If the berms in Bragg & Redwood fail, the SR1 diversion gates will be so clogged by our debris, they'll likely fail and do no good at all.”

8 November, 2016

McLean is best says:

“SR1 wouldn't conserve water for times of draught. MC1 would, and would also be a lake-like playground in close proximity to Calgary. Smart!”

8 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Visit preventingalbertafloods.ca The TRJR. This project is the best solution. Not even considered so far by GoA. No to SR1 help everyone. ”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“The is virtually no environmental impact to building a dry dam and flooding a field every 20-50 years.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“The environmental impacts of upstream mitigation are vastly overstated, consider the impact of the contents of 10,000+ homes in the landfill”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“I have some sympathy for those whose land is expropriated or flooded every 50 years, but upstream mitigation is needed for an entire city.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“All flood-prone areas should be protected, starting with the Elbow, then the Bow. Upstream reservoirs address all the issues +minimal impact”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“The upstream reservoir would protect our drinking water by slowing the silting up of Glenmore reservoir.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“The long-term quality of water would be improved by the Springbank reservoir, by holding back mud and pollutants during and after a flood.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“Upstream mitigation protects all citizens, whether they live near a river or not, as we all have to pay when floods occur.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“Upstream mitigation is the best solution for the entire city, we're all taxpayers and ultimately have to foot the bill when disasters happen”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“I support upstream mitigation as the best solution, we don't want to end up like Los Angeles and turn our rivers into concrete channels.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“Upstream mitigation is the best solution, it avoids ugly berms and walls and will preserve the natural beauty of our rivers.”

8 November, 2016

Sandman says:

“Upstream reservoirs are by far the most effective and least disruptive solutions. Let's push to get Springbank built, then one on the Bow.”

8 November, 2016

Simon G says:

“The Springbank Project makes a lot of sense- I'm surprised that it hasn't been better supported by the City. It seems to do the job well!”

8 November, 2016

Sheldon cameron says:

“Please mitigate the possibilities of having another flood like 2013. The downtown city core or surrounding residential home owners beg for ”

8 November, 2016

Bill Ardley says:

“If SR1 is built, tax Calgarians only for the 2 billion. Also for any future upstream floods costs. Build McLean creek and all pay for it”

8 November, 2016

Build now! says:

“The Springbank project is strongly supported by Calgarians. Environmental impact is negligible compared to the impact of a flood.”

8 November, 2016

Action needed says:

“Floods happen. Dams get built. Expropriation is older than the hills. Get Springbank built and fix the Bow River too.”

8 November, 2016

Stop flooding now says:

“So tired of the inflammatory comments about sacrificing Springbank. Most of that grazing land will continue to be available for grazing.”

8 November, 2016

Build the Dam says:

“Please stop exaggerating. No one is sacrificing Springbank. 3600 acres of grazing land are needed for an important public work. Build SR1”

8 November, 2016

Build the Dam says:

“My family's farmland was expropriated west of Edmonton for a traffic exchange. We survived. The greater good needs the dam!”

8 November, 2016

Build the Dam says:

“Expropriating for public works is a concept older than Alberta. Let's get on with Springbank now!”

8 November, 2016

Wayne says:

“I think this is great although I don't understand why it isn't also combined with a dry dam in the meaclean creek, Allen Bill pond area.”

8 November, 2016

Save Calgary says:

“Get the facts straight. Both rivers need mitigation to protect the Core. Start with Springbank now! ”

8 November, 2016

Lesley Kirby says:

“Concept 1 protects the city downtown core. Calgary needs to have business and head offices protected. ”

8 November, 2016

Tired says:

“I support Calgary solving it's own dam(n) flooding problems within their own city limits. Leave Springbank out of your selfish plotting.”

8 November, 2016

Rideau Resident says:

“The land values in Springbank are attributable to the proximity to Calgary. Preserve the value of both. Concept 1 now.”

8 November, 2016

Tick tock says:

“By the time NDP FORCIBLY takes the land for SR1 from the owners, MC1 could have been near completion, had the NDP kept their word. Sad.”

8 November, 2016

LWB says:

“Why should we sacrifice long-standing landowners upstream while we continue to allow residential development in flood plains in Calgary?”

8 November, 2016

Waste of money says:

“Expropriating prime farmland to create a 7000+ acre toxic dust plain is a ridiculous waste of Albertans' money. Smarten up! Dam McLean!”

8 November, 2016

Disappointed says:

“Calgary needs to solve their own problems within their own city limits. The flood wasn't Springbank's fault. Period.”

8 November, 2016

Disgusted says:

“Were Calgary a "world class city", it wouldn't insist that others pay for it's shortcomings & poor planning. Mitigate yourselves. ”

8 November, 2016

Rideau Resident says:

“A flood of a similar magnitude to 2013 in the next few years will erode the entire tax base of the city. Concept 1 ASAP.”

8 November, 2016

Some facts says:

“Calgary planners dropped the ball & now they're making it the problem of innocent people. City planners are to blame, not Springbankers.”

8 November, 2016

Paul says:

“Easy to implement, cost effective and solves the problem. Protecting Calgary is of highest importance and should be a priority.”

8 November, 2016

Nimbys in YYC says:

“Don't want unsightly, ineffective berms obstructing your posh river views? Neither does Bragg Creek. Dam McLean! We can all be happy!”

8 November, 2016

Yes 2 SR1 says:

“Springbank reservoir is needed now! This is the best solution for protecting our downtown, stampede grounds and residential communities. ”

8 November, 2016

Truth be told says:

“Sorry Springbank folks, but who are being the Nimby's? Why let facts get in the way of your lies? ”

8 November, 2016

Jim says:

“I support McLean Creek proposal. It costs less due to nil cost of land. Also protects villages of Redwood Meadows and Bragg Creek.”

8 November, 2016

Yes 2 YYC mitigation says:

“This project needs to proceed asap. The risk and damage to personal and commercial property and the economy more generally is too great!”

8 November, 2016

Madge says:

“Civic politicians have created this dam rush. Building on flood plains, is no excuse to make others bear the brunt. No to SR1, go elsewhere.”

8 November, 2016

GT says:

“How can YYC be considered "world class" when we cannot quickly implement flood mitigation? Start with SR1 asap before another flood occurs.”

8 November, 2016

Madge says:

“Save the core! Fact: Bow River was primary cause(2/3) of CORE & city flooding. Focus on the BOW. Fact:SR1 will not save the Core.”

8 November, 2016

Save the City! says:

“We need to Build SR1 NOW and MC1 ASAP. We need to protect Calgary from future Flood Devastation! Enough Studies and Surveys! We NEED Action!”

8 November, 2016

No Sprinkbank dam! says:

“The Calgary residents opposing berms obstructing their river views are the NIMBY's, not the Springbank residents on the chopping block.”

8 November, 2016

Berms for everyone! says:

“The salesmen are heavily pitching the effectiveness of earthen berms for Bragg Creek & Redwood Meadows. No dams! Berms for everyone! ”

8 November, 2016

Smith says:

“This SR1 concept is more politically motivated than scientifically sound. There are other, more effective and viable options.”

8 November, 2016

No to SR1 says:

“Creating a likely toxic dust bowl, directly in the path of strong winds is seriously insane. No Springbank dry dam! All to the east suffer.”

8 November, 2016

Smith says:

“It's too costly and has a great negative impact on both the community and enviro, while protecting a prestigious few properties downstream.”

8 November, 2016

Angry Creeker says:

“We want Calgary protected without sacrificing & displacing others. MC1 is for the good of the many. SR1 is for the good of fewer.”

8 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“McLean Creek is off the table for good reasons. Springbank is now the only hope for the Elbow. Build it!”

8 November, 2016

Yes to YYC says:

“This City cannot grind to a halt again. Let's get this fixed. Springbank now. The Bow ASAP.”

8 November, 2016

Build now says:

“Very much in favour of Concept 1 - upstream protection on both rivers. Start with Springbank.”

8 November, 2016

Build Reservoir says:

“Strongly support the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir. It's a necessary public work.”

8 November, 2016

Good neighbour says:

“I support MC1 as it protects Calgary AND communities upstream, like Bragg Creek, that Calgarians like to frequent. MC1 is simply better.”

8 November, 2016

Build ASAP says:

“Informed people get that both rivers flood downtown and we need the Springbank reservoir ASAP as a start.”

8 November, 2016

Save the Core! says:

“Calgarians understand what's at risk. Our economic chugs away in the downtown core. Fix both rivers. Start with SR1”

8 November, 2016

Yes to mitigation says:

“The majority of these comments support building Springbank now! And fix the Bow too.”

8 November, 2016

Bragg Creek matters says:

“If earthen berms are "good enough" for Bragg Creek, they're certainly "good enough" for Calgary too. Equal protection for all citizens.”

8 November, 2016

Yes to mitigation says:

“Please get informed. The Core floods from both rivers - and the Springbank project is the best first step. Build it!”

8 November, 2016

Act now! says:

“Act now! This City's fragile economy cannot weather another disaster. Fix the Elbow with SR1 and fix the Bow too.”

8 November, 2016

Greater Good says:

“The greater good dictates we need to fix both rivers. Start with the Springbank dry dam for the Elbow and keep looking for the Bow.”

8 November, 2016

Protect more people says:

“Heartwarming to see that the overwhelming majority are AGAINST SR1 & FOR MC1. There might be hope for humanity afterall:) Sacrifice nobody!”

8 November, 2016

Greater Good says:

“Why should I pay to save flood plain people? Well - they pay for your LRT they never use. They pay for roads they never drive. Public works”

8 November, 2016

Yes to Dry Dam says:

“Why don't people move out of the flood plain? Because there are 10,000+ homes there. And the entire downtown. Too late. Build protection.”

8 November, 2016

TW says:

“this needs to be done immediatlt; stop delaying.”

8 November, 2016

EM says:

“I support Concept 1”

8 November, 2016

Yes to Dry Dam says:

“Science backs the Springbank reservoir. We need to protect the Core from both rivers. It's the best place to start!”

8 November, 2016

Yes to SR1 says:

“Why is it a dry dam? Because it has minimal environmental impact and we have enough drinking water. Build SR1”

8 November, 2016

Yes to protection says:

“Will Calgary flood again? Yes - most definitely. Rivers flood. People can protect themselves. Start with Springbank and fix the Bow too.”

8 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“How could people not get that the Elbow River contributes to flooding the Core? Because they are misinformed. Build SR1 and fix the Bow!”

8 November, 2016

John Simpson says:

“Maclean Creek dry dam protects more people, costs less, with lower environmental impact than SR1. Respect those outside Calgary. ”

8 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“Why is there such misleading information out there about the Springbank dam? Because a few people don't want it. Calgary needs it!”

8 November, 2016

david beckwermert says:

“Upstream reservoirs are the way to go for all the reasons listed ”

8 November, 2016

Fix both rivers says:

“Is the Springbank dry dam just about fancy houses on the river? Ah .... NO! It's about the economic engine of Canada. Start with SR1!”

8 November, 2016

Save the core says:

“Does the Elbow flood downtown? Yes. Does the Bow? Obviously. Fix both and start with Springbank dry dam.”

8 November, 2016

Yes to dry dam says:

“Yes the Elbow River contributes to flooding downtown. And City Hall. Informed people get this. Start with SR1 and fix the Bow too.”

8 November, 2016

Downtown needs you says:

“Get informed. Understand what's at risk. Protect downtown from both rivers. Start with Springbank dry dam.”

8 November, 2016

SR1 is a start says:

“Everyone in Calgary relies on the Core in some way. Protect it now. Stop flooding on both rivers. Yes to SR1.”

8 November, 2016

SLK says:

“This protects only part of Calgary, ruins valuable agri-land and does not protect upstream Tsuu T'ina, Redwood Meadows or Bragg Creek. ”

8 November, 2016

Save Downtown says:

“Informed people understand that the Core needs protection from BOTH RIVERS. Start with SR1 and fix the Bow too.”

8 November, 2016

Save the Core says:

“Don't be swayed by falsities, exaggerations and biased "survey" data. This City needs the Springbank reservoir. Both rivers flood the Core.”

8 November, 2016

Gordon w Ross says:

“I support the spring bank project,we need this in place now to protect our economy & communities affected we cannot afford another flood!!!!”

8 November, 2016

Yes to SR1 says:

“Informed people understand that the Springbank dry dam is the only viable solution for the Elbow. Let's get it done!”

8 November, 2016

Mitigation now! says:

“All studies point to Springbank as the best project for the Elbow. Build it and keep searching for a Bow solution. Protect this City!”

8 November, 2016

Build now says:

“It's happening. The Environmental Impact Assessment is underway. Keep it going and fix the Bow too!”

8 November, 2016

Yes to protection says:

“Best case scenario is flood protection by 2020. We can't afford any more waiting. Get this done and fix the Bow too.”

8 November, 2016

Build Springbank says:

“Calgary is a huge city and warrants protection. Start with Springbank and fix the Bow too. It's time!”

8 November, 2016

Protect Calgary says:

“Another foot of water and the downtown would have been shut down for months - because elevators and HVAC would have been ruined. Fix this!”

8 November, 2016

Brian Farewell says:

“This is the quickest and cheapist solution to cut back on Elbow River flow and is urgent.”

8 November, 2016

Protect Calgary says:

“This City has had 10+ major floods in the past century. It's going to keep happening - until we build protection. Start with Springbank!”

8 November, 2016

Build it! says:

“No more dithering. Build SR1 and find a solution for the Bow.”

8 November, 2016

WW says:

“Yes to Springbank dry dam - the City is vulnerable. It's an important public work. Build it!”

8 November, 2016

Build it now! says:

“Build SR1 and find a solution for the Bow too. Calgary needs this!”

8 November, 2016

Johns88 says:

“I do not support the Springbank Reservoir. The Maclean Creek dry dam protects more than just Calgary with less destruction of habitat. ”

8 November, 2016

Eric K says:

“I'm 100% for this cost effective solution that provides minimal environmental damage using the existing flood prone areas. ”

8 November, 2016

Concerned owner says:

“Enough talk! After 3+ years of "study" it is time to protect downtown Calgary. Build Springbank ASAP.”

8 November, 2016

ckayser says:

“This solution is clearly the most logical, effective, and will offer the most immediate and beneficial protection to Calgarians.”

8 November, 2016

Warren says:

“It is for the greater good and most economically viable. ”

8 November, 2016

Rural citizens count says:

“The Elbow is the primary water source for the Tsuu Ti'na Nation. I don't believe they support SR1. They count as much as the Calgarians.”

8 November, 2016

Save Springbank says:

“Keep up the fight SR1 residents! There are MANY of us supporting you! Dam McLean! Protect more people. Sacrifice none. Stop the division!”

8 November, 2016

Derek says:

“I am 100% for this project. The tangible and intangible costs of a future flood for the city, province and nation are not acceptable.”

8 November, 2016

Save Springbank says:

“Use the natural basin of McLean to build an actual reservoir to conserve water for times of draught. SR1 soaks into the land & wastes water.”

8 November, 2016

Michelle says:

“Yes to the Springbank Reservoir! Even Nenshi knows we need it to protect Downtown Calgary.”

8 November, 2016

Build it says:

“Environmentalists have significant env. concerns including they will not allow trees cut at MC1. People lives are at risk. Build SR1 ASAP.”

8 November, 2016

Asm269 says:

“Springbank off-street reservoir is the best option and needs to be implemented ASAP!”

8 November, 2016

Ginny says:

“Upstream resevoirs are a necessary measure. Since the city cant be relocated, the water needs to be diverted.”

8 November, 2016

Michelle Williams says:

“Disagree with Springbank, protect more people/areas upstream - equally protect all - McLean Creek more fair and smarter choice.”

8 November, 2016

Michelle says:

“Two governments have given their word that upstream mitigation would happen. Live up to your word and make it happen!”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Springbank saving downtown is a myth. Still I would champion McLean Creek as a means to protect Elbow River communities and those upstream.”

8 November, 2016

Lew says:

“Best concept for actually addressing the most potential harm.”

8 November, 2016

Ward Mallabone says:

“I think it will be beneficial not only for the affected flood areas but the city as a whole”

8 November, 2016

kmendham says:

“I support the upstream mitigation of a Springbank reservoir as the most cost effective and expedient and practical solution to mitigating”

8 November, 2016

John says:

“Upstream reservoirs must be implemented to protect the core/communities. Other approaches: disruptive/discriminatory/of questionable effect”

8 November, 2016

Bill says:

“No dam! Build berms and barriers. Use crown land at McLean Creek. ”

8 November, 2016

SG says:

“#Albertastrong. Maclean Creek protects Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows, Calgary and Springbank. Even the NDP knew this truth pre election.”

8 November, 2016

Kay says:

“This dam will NOT achieve what you have been told. It will NOT protect the downtown core, only Elbow. McLean will protect far more.”

8 November, 2016

Maurice W. says:

“Calgary and Canada's GDP cannot afford to have the downtown core shut again. We need the upstream reservoir.”

8 November, 2016

Bert says:

“NDP has already destroyed oil industry. Now going after farmers. This dam would not help the Bow River or downtown area. No dam”

8 November, 2016

Richard L. says:

“ Get on with this proposal. It was recommended by the experts, but has been sidelined by interest groups.”

8 November, 2016

Sunnyside says:

“A Springbank reservoir makes abundant sense. Compared to catastrophic flooding, it's a bargain. The city was built in valleys; get over it.”

8 November, 2016

Brenda L. says:

“SR1 was not chosen by experts. GoA cherry picked from the Deltares report, ignoring the emphasis on "Make room for the River" Use Crown land”

8 November, 2016

Jodi says:

“I am a two time flood victim. I am in support of the Springbank reservoir. This is the best option for the city of Calgary. ”

8 November, 2016

James C. says:

“I support concept 1. Floods occur frequently and 2013 proved that they threaten Calgary's entire downtown core, Stampede and Saddledome.”

8 November, 2016

Brenda L. says:

“Rivers are still stronger than any mitigation. Accept consequences of your decision. Crown land and options exist upstream. SR1is wrong.”

8 November, 2016

NO SR1 says:

“Sad to see people pushing for the destruction of someone else's homes, businesses and property to secure their own agenda. How un-Albertan!”

8 November, 2016

Brenda L. says:

“Staying on a floodplain is a choice. Flood mitigation is going to happen. Pushing consequences onto other Albertans is wrong. No to SR1.”

8 November, 2016

Elizabeth M says:

“Hello, I support the springbank reservoir. As a resident of elbow park, this proposal is the best option to protect the downtown core.”

8 November, 2016

Jumping Pound Guy says:

“Springbank will not be a beautiful lake with sailboats and cottages. Imagine a 7000 acre catch basin with rocks & silt & chain link fence.”

8 November, 2016

Bob says:

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. This is easily the most effective, efficient flood mitigation solution.”

8 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“Build Springbank now! Calgary remains vulnerable. And find a solution for the Bow. ”

8 November, 2016

Shauna says:

“This mitigation is paramount for the vitality of the city of Calgary. It's urgency is immediate to protect the citizens and infrastructure”

8 November, 2016

Tom says:

“When Springbank is shown to be over $600M and McLean is $$350M, then can we all get behind McLean Creek?”

8 November, 2016

Rick Simonton says:

“In favour of upstream reservoirs.Would bring back the feeling of community. All buy out lots would be sold and new single family homes built”

8 November, 2016

Shannon says:

“We are a city built at the confluence of 2 rivers and must mitigate our flood risk to protect ourselves! I support the SR1 project.”

8 November, 2016

Gary says:

“This has been studied to death and shown to be the best first step to protecting against a repeat of the 2013 flood.”

8 November, 2016

TerryMyles says:

“This plan offers the best protection to most citizens with the least adverse effect on river flows or water quality. ”

7 November, 2016

Concerned Citizen says:

“I have attended many meetings on the flood mitigation for our city. The Springbank Reservoir proposal seems the most logical for the problem”

7 November, 2016

Embarrassed says:

“As Calgarians, we are embarrassed that Calgary's Elbow River residents would want to expropriate other peoples' land to protect themselves!”

7 November, 2016

Barb Morin says:

“I care and am concerned but don't feel capable of making a well-informed decision about solutions.”

7 November, 2016

Citizens are EQUAL says:

“The first berm in Bragg Creek HASN'T even begun to be built. Anyone saying Bragg Creek already has mitigation started is wrong.”

7 November, 2016

Alan Brimacombe says:

“I just want this project to get under way to protect my home and my family. Every spring s tension occurs in my family that lasts for months”

7 November, 2016

not happy says:

“The Springbank dam increases flood risk to Springbank homes. The cost is ridiculous. Consider McLean Creek.”

7 November, 2016

Grampa says:

“TRJR would provide flood protection quickest. We have built great projects so don't let leaders tell us the. BEST too difficult”

7 November, 2016

Mike B says:

“Bow River Reservoir- there are no plans and no money to actually build a Bow River reservoir in our lifetimes, so this concept is a failure.”

7 November, 2016

Robert Dick says:

“I like this concept as it achieves so much in terms of preserving the Elbow as a healthy river, but the dry dam is there when needed.”

7 November, 2016

Mikkel says:

“Enviro and technical assessments are years away. Calgary wants assurance "ASAP". SR1 for 1.9B is an absolute terrible solution.”

7 November, 2016

Grampa says:

“SR1 embarrassment to our generation. City would still be vulnerable as gambles on size of flood. Leave great legacy Tri-River Joint Reservoi”

7 November, 2016

Citizens are EQUAL says:

“The Springbank Landowners' rights are being thrown out the window. DON'T build/rebuild on a flood plain! Poor city planners are at fault.”

7 November, 2016

Rick B. says:

“Springbank is not VITAL to the survival of Calgary. This project is misleading and has been since the get go.”

7 November, 2016

DL says:

“The trade-off of land (fairly compensated for) for the protection of Calgary is a no-brainer. We cannot afford to wait any longer.”

7 November, 2016

staciattba@gmail.com says:

“If $33 million in berms is GOOD ENOUGH for Bragg Creek, then $330million in berms is GOOD ENOUGH for equal, not superior citizens in Calgary”

7 November, 2016

JJ says:

“We should go ahead with both Upstream Reservoir Projects!!! We have studied this enough! It is time to take action before we suffer again!!”

7 November, 2016

Ben says:

“Lost our home in the flood. Moved to Springbank. So I strongly oppose SR1.More effective, less intrusive mitigation is available. ”

7 November, 2016

staciattba@gmail.com says:

“The cost shown above DOES NOT include the cost of purchasing the land from the Springbank residents! This is misleading.”

7 November, 2016

Shannon says:

“It is critical that the springbank resevoir and Glenmore Dam upgrades move forward ASAP. It is indisputably in the public interest.”

7 November, 2016

For All Albertans says:

“Many were affected. Many need protection. Work together & all can benefit. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca Tri-River joint Reservoir AB”

7 November, 2016

Jocelyn says:

“Springbank is the best solution to protect Calgary . Do not waste another year.”

7 November, 2016

Blair M says:

“vital to the protection of the city of Calgary. Vital that it is built ASAP. ”

7 November, 2016

Jeff says:

“We need to do this project to protect Calgary from future flooding and mitigate future damages! The risk of doing nothing is too high!!!”

7 November, 2016

For All Albertans says:

“Water is a treasure not our enemy. Respect & value it with much needed water bank in mountain valley. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca. ”

7 November, 2016

SR1 boondoggle says:

“I want my tax$ helping the masses. McLean or Tri-River Jt Reservoir would protect more Albertans than SR1. And use Crown land not private!”

7 November, 2016

For All Albertans says:

“Big problems require big minds to solve. Utilize great opportunity offered. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca. Tri-River Joint Reservoir AB”

7 November, 2016

Hails says:

“Protecting the economic core and the surrounding community are addressed by this concept so I support it wholeheartedly.”

7 November, 2016

SR1 boondoggle says:

“Why would you support SR1 when it will not protect you from Bow River flooding. Downtown suffered from the Bow, not Elbow! ”

7 November, 2016

K says:

“"SR1 impacts the least amount of people"? Maclean Creek is on government owned land and a res there would protect Calgary + upstream towns.”

7 November, 2016

For All Albertans says:

“Enlist expertise of committed engineers,environmentalists hydrologists politicians. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca. Tri-River Joint Res”

7 November, 2016

SR1 boondoggle says:

“Alternatives to SR1 were not studied. More political science was involved selling SR1 as fast&cheap! Fed Govt see red flags, time will tell!”

7 November, 2016

Thanks says:

“I like concept 1 as the preferred option.”

7 November, 2016

Sue Desmaries says:

“As a Calgarian, I can't in good conscience support SR1. Don't make others pay for the city's decision to develop/live on a floodplain.”

7 November, 2016

For All Albertans says:

“Provide equal protection to all. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca. Tri-River joint Reservoir of Alberta ”

7 November, 2016

Gretel says:

“Let's get the Springbank Reservoir built before a flood wipes out downtown Calgary.”

7 November, 2016

Naomi says:

“Several expert studies agreed this is the best option to effectively protect Calgary from a 1/100 year flood. Expedite the construction! ”

7 November, 2016

Peter Brimacombe says:

“Impacts the least amount of people Best cost benefit ratio Least environmental impacts 2 governments have determined its the best option”

7 November, 2016

D says:

“Build berms in YYC. It's good enough for Bragg Creek? No to SR1 and Yes to MC1 Seems like a well organized blitz for the SR1 crowd tonite.”

7 November, 2016

joel says:

“All I'm seeing here from SR1 supporters is: save my skin, screw everyone else! Not the Alberta way when there is a solution for all. Go MC1!”

7 November, 2016

Ian says:

“Springbank was selected by experts as the best solution to mitigate against the dire consequences of another flood like 2013. Let's do it!”

7 November, 2016

K says:

“I do not support SR1. It protects to few at to high a cost. Build on gov. land so everyone wins.”

7 November, 2016

Todd says:

“Save our families and our lives, complete the Springbank Res now!”

7 November, 2016

K says:

“Why dam perfectly good farmland and homes when Maclean creek (on crown land!) could be damed and used for tourism and wildlife habitat?”

7 November, 2016

Patrick says:

“The time is now to complete the SBR. Until it is done 100,000+ Calgarians live in fear of another catastrophic event like 2013.”

7 November, 2016

Cam says:

“Cncpt 1 has the best balance between protecting Calgary's downtown, and river communities, and the cost and effectiveness of other choices”

7 November, 2016

Patricia Steele says:

“I support the Springbank option. I feel upstream flood mitigation is critical to the long term viability of the City as a whole.”

7 November, 2016

Justin says:

“We urgently need to build the Springbank off stream reservoir project . Do not waste another year. ”

7 November, 2016

Doug says:

“I am a strong supporter of the spring bank reservoir. This has taken a very long time to move this project forward and protect the downtown”

7 November, 2016

Lillian says:

“I strongly support the Springbank Dry Dam project and act now”

7 November, 2016

Adam says:

“Please build the Springbank Dam project ASAP”

7 November, 2016

Oscar says:

“Please do it. I understand the importance of community engagement but it's more important to act and implement programs to protect our city.”

7 November, 2016

Jay says:

“Springbank res should be the #1 solution and needs to be completed asap.It is practical & cost effective and will save lives & billions of $”

7 November, 2016

sam says:

“Yes to Springbank Dry Dam project. Please start right away.”

7 November, 2016

EBA says:

“Immediate protection of people and property. Longer term solutions should still be looked at and Sprinbank off stream first. ”

7 November, 2016

Victor Juchymenko says:

“As a professional engineer, my opinion is that this is the no brainer option. ”

7 November, 2016

Jeanette says:

“Both SR1 and MC1 will sacrifice wildlife habitat, but MC1 is on crown land and will protect more communities. Talk about the greater good!”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“It took multiple rewrites of the Deltares report to get to even a luke warm endorsement of SR. That's not science, that is politics.”

7 November, 2016

Jeanette says:

“Please actually read the studies on SR1, it's not the magical solution it's being promoted to be! Build at MacLean instead...”

7 November, 2016

Matt says:

“Upstream mitigation on the Elbow River makes sense and needs to happen! Support Springbank Dry Reservoir and /or McLean Creek Reservoir.”

7 November, 2016

Cam inglis says:

“It is the most complete way to protect the city core and its residents and impacts the fewest citizens ”

7 November, 2016

Calgarian says:

“Upstream mitigation must be put in place ASAP. Insurance providers will not bail out the same people they helped in 2013. ”

7 November, 2016

JCB says:

“The Springbank Reservoir is the best option for protecting Calgary's downtown core.”

7 November, 2016

Matt Weir says:

“I support the upstream Springbank Damming, in order to mitigate the flow of runoff and other variables collecting on the Elbow River”

7 November, 2016

Neil says:

“SB reservoir is the most objective solution.”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Deltares report was based on preliminary engineering design by AMEC in 2014. This decision was not based on thorough science. Gotta call BS”

7 November, 2016

Unbelievable says:

“3 years after the flood, I can't believe we are debating whether flooding land or downtown homes and businesses is preferable. ”

7 November, 2016

CD says:

“Being more concerned about fields covered in silt, rather than hundreds of families' homes filled with mud is selfish and misguided”

7 November, 2016

Stan says:

“From a macro, long term view, SB reservoir is a must. We need to act now!”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“The process to get to SR1 was neither thorough nor objective. Only stakeholders consulted were within Calgary city limits. McLean is better”

7 November, 2016

Rob-Elbow says:

“Upstream reservoir was my initial and pervasive solution to the downstream flooding effects. ”

7 November, 2016

animji says:

“This is very important for our city. ”

7 November, 2016

dmaucoin says:

“Three years into this process and we are still discussing this. Build the Springbank Dam and get on with it.”

7 November, 2016

concord says:

“Springbank must go ahead. Calgary is the economic engine of Alberta and almost was completely flooded if the Elbow continued to rise. ”

7 November, 2016

Pat says:

“I support the Springbank Reservoir project and urge that it be completed as quickly as possible to mitigate flooding and drought.”

7 November, 2016

Mike says:

“Complaints of potential "mudflats" and "ruined" grasslands are complete exaggerations. The parkland flooded in 2013 has completely regrown.”

7 November, 2016

neil says:

“reduce environmental impact from any sizable flood compared to dry dam impact.”

7 November, 2016

Calgary resident says:

“All the alternatives have been studied thoroughly and this is the clear and most practical solution to protect our city ”

7 November, 2016

neil says:

“decease stress of over 100,000 people directly effected in 2013. protect downtown Calgary and surrounding areas from huge potential losses.”

7 November, 2016

HJM says:

“This is by far the best option. By next spring, it will be 4 years, the communities and the city cannot afford to wait any longer.”

7 November, 2016

Steve says:

“Please go ahead with SR1 ASAP! The City can not go through another 2013 flood and neither can my family! It makes sense cost wise!”

7 November, 2016

Kathy says:

“I support construction of dam in springbank (flood mitigation). ”

7 November, 2016

Anne says:

“I cannot support SR1 and am astounded at how many wish to secure their own well being at the expense of others. Please build MacLean creek!”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“I am a Calgarian and will stand with my Elbow River neighbours to support McLean Creek. I will not support harm to my Springbank neighbours”

7 November, 2016

Protect our City says:

“We came within a foot or so of losing downtown and impacting many more Calgarian residences and businesses. Mitigation makes sense. ”

7 November, 2016

Common Sense says:

“People who don't like a result complain about the process. Springbank reservoir just makes too much sense. ”

7 November, 2016

Michael says:

“The Springbank reservoir was selected after a thorough and objective evaluation of all viable alternatives. ”

7 November, 2016

Andrea says:

“The Springbank reservoir is vital to protect the most people for the least impact. ”

7 November, 2016

mclean better says:

“Strengths - someone thought of it Weakness - doesn't consider McLean Cr Mclean Creek doesn't take private land, SR1 will be a mudflat”

7 November, 2016

Susan says:

“After attending a flood mitigation workshop and exploring the concepts in depth, full implementation of the Springbank reservoir is urgent!!”

7 November, 2016

David Evans says:

“The strength of concept 1 lies in its dual purpose. It provides both flood protection measures and used to retain water during drought. ”

7 November, 2016

MC says:

“SR1 is far too expensive and does not protect enough people- if we can all agree on MC1 we can all benefit.”

7 November, 2016

SEM says:

“This is NOT a popularity contest. The best solution should be based on science, monetary benefits and quick implementation.”

7 November, 2016

kevinL says:

“We must build springbank reservoir! Benefits far outweigh the cost. We must protect downtown & the hundreds of homes in river neighborhoods”

7 November, 2016

YYCtoobig says:

“Inappropriate and overbuilt solution for homes built on flood plain. Reservoir further upstream to create mountain recreation opportunities.”

7 November, 2016

C.W. says:

“I support the position of The Calgary River Communities Action Group”

7 November, 2016

C& a says:

“We are fully support”

7 November, 2016

YYC says:

“Protection of Alberta's economic centre is vital. Fully support SR1. Build it asap!”

7 November, 2016

Betty says:

“I support the Springbank Project. Do it now.”

7 November, 2016

C. W. says:

“Mitation needs to begin on this project (Concept 1) and be completed quickly to prevent another 2013 diaster so costly to all Albertans. ”

7 November, 2016

Betty says:

“Calgary suffered severe flooding in 2005 and in 2013. These floods caused massive economic and personal losses. Prevent further flooding now”

7 November, 2016

Sandy says:

“Dams are required to protect the low lying areas in Calgary, let's get on with it!”

7 November, 2016

Protect Calgary says:

“The Springbank project has been objectively proven to be the best project to protect neighbourhoods and downtown Calgary. I support it!”

7 November, 2016

Larry Fichtner says:

“Let's get this project underway before we run into another event similar to 2013!!! The whole downtown is at risk!!!”

7 November, 2016

Betty says:

“SR1 is NOT the cheaper option. An honest cost assessment has not been done. Much more land needed than proposed, wildlife affected as well.”

7 November, 2016

Robert Edgar says:

“Strength is a must in order to protect Calgary ”

7 November, 2016

Betty says:

“A FEW springbank landowners? How ignorant and selfish can you possibly be! Hilarious! MC1 to protect several communities! Do your research.”

7 November, 2016

Make it happen says:

“Protecting Calgary's downtown, infrastructure, and Communities. Minimizing potential loss of life.”

7 November, 2016

Flooded twice says:

“We must do this. Sometimes the "needs of the many" outweigh the "needs of the few" - not just in the movies. Get it done!”

7 November, 2016

Steve says:

“SR1 has been studied by environmental companies and two governments. Stop the time wasting and build it before another 2013 flood arrives!”

7 November, 2016

Siren says:

“an upstream reservoir may unfortunately impact some individuals, but it is necessary to protect the city as a whole ”

7 November, 2016

Johannes devries says:

“The springbank diversion plan is an absolute necessity ”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Springbankers are NIMBYs? what does that make those who only want the Elbow in their backyard at certain flow rates?”

7 November, 2016

No to SR1 says:

“The cost benefit analysis has grossly underestimated the cost of SR1. You were warned if it goes through it's not the cheapest/best option.”

7 November, 2016

Shannon says:

“This is not just about Calgary! Maclean Creek won't destroy our heritage ranches & protects Bragg Creek!”

7 November, 2016

John says:

“The most cost effective option to achieve flood mitigation goals. Maximum effect, minimum disruption. But treat those affected fairly!”

7 November, 2016

Nadir says:

“This seems the best option but I would leave the decision to the experts. The main issue is to do something to mitigate Calgary flooding.”

7 November, 2016

Len Sandrin says:

“Upstream mitigation is absolutely necessary to prevent catastrophic flooding in the city. It is the most important piece of the solution ”

7 November, 2016

Flooded out says:

“Get it done already”

7 November, 2016

Mh says:

“Springbank will be a good start. We need this for the city and as someone who was flooded out in 2013, will go a long way for piece of mind”

7 November, 2016

Mightbeuseful says:

“Where will the folks from Springbank bring their kid's 4H animals if the Calgary Stampede Grounds are underwater? What about flames fans? ”

7 November, 2016

Andrew says:

“I fully support the concept of an upstream dam to protect the city. If Springbank is the best location for this, then so be it. ”

7 November, 2016

No $$$ says:

“Why should any of my tax $ be spent for people who buy homes in low areas, then want the us to save them. You made your choice live with it ”

7 November, 2016

Linda Taylor says:

“I support the Springbank option which has been reviewed & confirmed as the best option to protect Calgary & further downstream communities.”

7 November, 2016

Blake O'Brien says:

“This seems like the only logical "solution" to me.”

7 November, 2016

Bob G says:

“As victims of 2013 flood, it is a misconception that we were offered buyouts and that insurance covered our losses. It cost us huge $. ”

7 November, 2016

Lynn G says:

“We strongly support the Springbank Reservoir project to protect our communities and the downtown. We cannot afford another 2013 flood. ”

7 November, 2016

Brandon says:

“ what is the cost to clean out the debris after a flood event? I'm concerned about air quality from a dust bowl.”

7 November, 2016

Paul Baay says:

“This seems to be the he only long term solution to properly protect the economy of one of the most vibrant cities in the world. ”

7 November, 2016

Brandon says:

“It is not cost effective. The concept design is only protecting a select few communities over smaller towns and communities outside Calgary.”

7 November, 2016

Arthur says:

“I want and support the Springbank off-stream Reservoir Project. This is the best option . What are we waiting for?????????”

7 November, 2016

Mary says:

“ I strongly support the Springbank off-stream Reservoir Project-------we must protect our communities and downtown Calgary. ”

7 November, 2016

DS says:

“Our neighborhood and city urgently need mitigation. The Springbank dam is the best solution from a cost-benefit perspective. ”

7 November, 2016

Mary says:

“I strongly support Springbank off-stream Project-----we must protect our communities and downtown Calgary '”

7 November, 2016

Mrs. Harper says:

“Fact-Alberta Gov't Environment Dept has never studied SR1-Ask them yourself-They have never seen the file. Biggest myth this is well studied”

7 November, 2016

Pat says:

“With the amount of damage done in 2013, the reservoir is the only answer. Stop talking about this and let's have some action. ”

7 November, 2016

HCole says:

“Is this not a provincially funded project? Why is only Calgary being protected and not other Albertan communities? No to SR1, Yes to MC1.”

7 November, 2016

HCole says:

“I don't want my tax dollars going toward a project that only protects some while sacrificing others.”

7 November, 2016

RickyG says:

“An upstream Elbow River dam is a better solution protecting more communities like Bragg, Redwood, Springbank and Tnai lands along with Calga”

7 November, 2016

Mary says:

“I strongly support the "Springbank offstream Reservoir Project, Mary”

7 November, 2016

basyas says:

“Maximize use of excess water to areas of the province that are drought prone. Irrigation! ”

7 November, 2016

H says:

“The Sprinbank Reservoir solution is the most effective and well thought out solution to avoid a repeat disaster and needs to proceed ASAP.”

7 November, 2016

Hannah Geist says:

“Why doesn't this map show the full scale of the dry dam (almost the size of Airdrie!)? More misinformation meant to push SR1. Go Maclean.”

7 November, 2016

SR1 Please says:

“We have seen the destruction of a large portion of the City of Calgary. Not convinced that SR1 will destroy grassland. It doesn't equate.”

7 November, 2016

hgfjg says:

“Has anyone even looked at the plans for SR1? They have water running uphill! No to Springbank! Dam Maclean, protect everyone!”

7 November, 2016

Maureen says:

“The SB reservoir has been studied and best serves the city .It has been approved; a few neg private interests should change the decision”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“RockyView County is opposed to SR1. They state it will sterilize farmland, contaminate water and pollute the air. No upside for RVC. Yes MC1”

7 November, 2016

BL says:

“I fully support the Springbank option. It protects river communities BUT just as importantly, protects downtown businesses -small & large.”

7 November, 2016

T says:

“The Springbank Option has been reviewed by a number of experts and comes out as the best alternative overall. It's time to committ to it.”

7 November, 2016

DJ says:

“As a flooded resident I can tell you that the biggest myth is that we were offered a buyout, or indeed any public funds at all.We paid! ”

7 November, 2016

Greg L. says:

“Doesn't anyone realize 2013 was a freak occurrence that will never happen again in our lifetimes? Why ruin any communities over nothing?”

7 November, 2016

no sr1 says:

“What ever happened to being good neighbours? A dam at MacLean Creek would offer the most protection without further destroying communities.”

7 November, 2016

basyas says:

“Prague floods. Vienna does not. They figured it out and DID something! ”

7 November, 2016

basyas says:

“Instead of buying land, agree to cover crop or property losses if and when flood occurs. MB farmers still farm beside the dike.”

7 November, 2016

CW says:

“The Springbank option has been throughly vetted by two governing parties (Conservatives & NDP). Please end the delays and begin construction”

7 November, 2016

basyas says:

“If downtown Calgary is not protected head offices will leave Calgary particularly in light of the higher tax rate that now exists in AB. ”

7 November, 2016

Tyler says:

“AS albertans are paying for this, it must protect the most albertans possible. Not just YYC Elbow River communities. ”

7 November, 2016

Eric M says:

“I feel Springbank dam is not right. Protect more people is a must. SR1 does not provide equal protection to all citizens, in YYC our out”

7 November, 2016

Maria says:

“Springbank is the most viable option to protect homes, businesses and important city infrastructure. Calgary cannot afford another 2013.”

7 November, 2016

Jeff says:

“Springbank's wide input channel will safely ingest large debris (many large trees) whereas McLean's narrow flow channel is susceptible. Duh”

7 November, 2016

Tom Kent says:

“great idea. need to protect downtown and water from Elbow wants to go to Bow once it overflows banks. get Springbank done soon!”

7 November, 2016

Jeff says:

“With the Springbank project being closely positioned to the City, it provides snow/rain protection sourced on the greatest land area. Duh.”

7 November, 2016

Mary Saucier says:

“By far my biggest concern to the time it is taking to begin the Spring bank Reservoir!!!! What is the hold-up? ”

7 November, 2016

Mary Saucier says:

“ My biggest worry just now is that the decision to build the upstream reservoir on the Elbow river, which caused by far the greatest damage ”

7 November, 2016

Darlene rogers says:

“I am not an environmentalist nor do I have scientific credentials but it makes sense to protect our city from upstream activity. ”

7 November, 2016

PTSD says:

“Yes, still PTSD symptoms! Action on Springbank is needed to protect YYC lives, businesses and homes and to help turn around our economy.”

7 November, 2016

fklein68 says:

“I fully support this concept. I think it would protect the city with very little negative impact. Only some 20 landowners would be affected ”

7 November, 2016

F Cropper says:

“SR-1 needs to go ahead as soon as possible to protect the citizens of Calgary and the downtown core. Do not wait! ”

7 November, 2016

Jean Beca says:

“Equal protection from river flood to all citizens/communities Protect Calgary's economic core? I live in Rideau Rocksbough.DOIT”

7 November, 2016

Richard says:

“These upstream reservoirs are essential to protect people and property in Calgary. Building dykes/concrete walls is not enough; we need both”

7 November, 2016

Rich says:

“Properly assess the McLean Creek option using recent data (NOT the outdated data of the previous and current governments)”

7 November, 2016

DnT says:

“Flood Mitigation is critical to the long term safety and prosperity of Calgary. Springbank is the best option for Calgary, period.”

7 November, 2016

Roxboro Owner says:

“SR1 has been thoroughly studied, and has been rigorously compared to the alternatives. It is clearly the choice to be made. Action is needed”

7 November, 2016

Dooley r says:

“Clearly this is required since the repeat of a 2013 flood or worse would have a terrible impact on the city, Alberta and nationally. ”

7 November, 2016

Concerned owner says:

“Environmentalists will stall McLean Creek indefinitely. We need flood protection now, so I support Springbank and improving Glenmore Dam.”

7 November, 2016

Concerned owner says:

“Two provincial governments have agreed on Springbank. Let's proceed. We cannot afford another downtown flood, caused by the Elbow River.”

7 November, 2016

ratfink says:

“There is no comparison between the massive damage to an entire city from another flood, and the minimal disruption to a few landowners.”

7 November, 2016

Jason says:

“It is ludicrous this decision is based on public opinion versus which will protect the city the best. Concept 1 is the best choice.”

7 November, 2016

HD says:

“The environmental impact of flooded appliances and building materials headed for the landfill is enormous compared to water in a field.”

7 November, 2016

ratfink says:

“Please get this project underway. It will protect everyone. Don't let a few vocal landers owners obstruct the right solution.”

7 November, 2016

dbe says:

“Build the springbank reservoir asap. Enough time has been wasted.”

7 November, 2016

DJ says:

“SR1 would have prevented tens of thousands of families losing their homes and billions of dollars in damage. Build it now!”

7 November, 2016

Allan says:

“Need to protect Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows as well as Calgary.”

7 November, 2016

Agata korth says:

“Please just get this dry dam completed, we've all discussed this every which way possible....we are sick of discussing, just get it built!!!”

7 November, 2016

SR1 NOW says:

“Baloney that a few dozen people can NIMBY and keep Calgary at risk. Expropriate, the rent pasture back to the original owner. SR1 NOW”

7 November, 2016

SR1 NOW says:

“Floods caused many BILLIONS of damage. And will happen again. Do not forget 2013. SR1 NOW”

7 November, 2016

NDM says:

“Maclean Creek is the best initiative and perhaps finding an insurance company that insures for floods in the interim. ”

7 November, 2016

SR1 NOW says:

“Naysayers complain that dust will blow out of SR1. Don't they think dust will blow out of flooded Calgary? SR1 NOW.”

7 November, 2016

SR1 NOW says:

“SR1 land will still be grazing land 99% of the time. It is not lost, in spite of what a VERY FEW NIMBY types say.”

7 November, 2016

SR1 NOW says:

“Springbank is the best choice. Being downstream of McLean Creek the Springbank option can catch water from the mountains AND the foothills”

7 November, 2016

Mbhannam says:

“It is now going on four years post flood. Our neighbourhood is still rebuilding. PLEASE build the spring bank dam and let us rest easy.”

7 November, 2016

Angelique says:

“Protecting our city and rivers are mandatory. This is the strongest option to prevent and assist in another devastating flood.”

7 November, 2016

Mandy says:

“The ability to support a 2013 flood level is essential to protect not just residents along the Elbow river, but also Calgary's economic core”

7 November, 2016

MB says:

“Please get moving on SR1. The benefit to the entire inner city of Calgary outweighs the concerns of a few Springbank residents.”

7 November, 2016

PP28 says:

“does nothing to protect the communities of Bragg Creek or Redwood Meadows. It will destroy heritage farm lands and families in Springbank”

7 November, 2016

Tim says:

“Springbank dry dam is the best solution.”

7 November, 2016

Sally says:

“Since when did destruction of a community become an acceptable choice when there are alternatives? Mclean Creek, the Tunnel or Tri River! ”

7 November, 2016

BM says:

“Action SR-1. McLean Creek will never happen so stop putting it out as some viable option. You're all just distracting from viable options.”

7 November, 2016

Rachel says:

“It seems like a few dozen landowners against hundreds of thousands of Albertans that need the downtown core protected. Let's move on SR1”

7 November, 2016

protect everyone says:

“Upstream mitigation is LONG overdue. Build SR 1 before another catastrophic flood affects ALL Calgarians. ”

7 November, 2016

BM says:

“Action SR-1. Three years have passed since Calgary was shutdown. Stop the navel gazing. It's embarrassing. Springbank will be fine.”

7 November, 2016

SR1 please says:

“Sediment management is easier in a dry reservoir as the reservoir is not continually subject to daily sedimentation - flood events only.”

7 November, 2016

gm says:

“Build! The Springbank Dry Dam is the best choice as a first defence to protect the citizens and the economic core of Calgary”

7 November, 2016

Michael Mulloy says:

“I am in favour of the Springbank reservoir ”

7 November, 2016

Conrad says:

“Calgary cannot afford another flood.We must build the Springbank dry dam!!!”

7 November, 2016

tdwr says:

“The Springbank Project is in the public interest of the City of Calgary, and the operations of downtown Calgary. ”

7 November, 2016

david says:

“best overall option ... fully support this plan.”

7 November, 2016

Percy Lazdins says:

“Not an option. as it makes no sense!!!! Does not protect Red Wood Meadows, Bragg Creek and residences in between. ”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Protection of Calgary must be top priority given the number of people with property and livelihoods at risk. ”

7 November, 2016

NH says:

“We support the Springbank Dry Dam. Please act quickly to protect the homes of families in the path of Elbow River flooding. ”

7 November, 2016

Bbiddell says:

“Please proceed with spring bank- this will benefit the most people and homes by far and we can't risk this extensive damage again!”

7 November, 2016

Living on a hill says:

“Pandering to rich fools who buy riverfront property and then cry when it floods. Work with Mother Nature and buy out flood plain properties ”

7 November, 2016

Paul V. says:

“I think this solution affects the least amount of people and is a fair balance to all parties. Please proceed ASAP.”

7 November, 2016

LMH says:

“Protect our city. Build SR1. It will benefit the majority. We need mitigation now!”

7 November, 2016

Kim says:

“We need to do this ASAP!!!”

7 November, 2016

Build springbank says:

“Protect downtown calgary and build spring bank ”

7 November, 2016

MR says:

“The Springbank Dry Dam is the essential choice as a first defence to protect the citizens and the economic core of Calgary and Alberta.”

7 November, 2016

Bryan W says:

“Springbank Reservoir is the best solution: its quick, relatively inexpensive and least likely to run into environmental roadblocks.”

7 November, 2016

David Calnan says:

“I support the idea. It is low impact and low cost solution. It will protect in some flood events and provide needed time in all. ”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Maclean Creek is not necessary to protect those upstream of SR1 & will take 10 years to be put in place, if ever. ”

7 November, 2016

Springbank says:

“Import to proceed with spring bank due to cost benefit to the downtown corr”

7 November, 2016

Sue says:

“Build Springbank. It is the best option for the money and for the environment. The Elbow flooded downtown Calgary!”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Residents upstream of SR1 have already seen mitigation measures instituted to protect Red Wood Meadows & Bragg Creek ”

7 November, 2016

Linda Gardner says:

“We need to get moving on this as soon as possible. Time is of the essence. The further we are away from 2013, people start forgetting. ”

7 November, 2016

BowRiverResident says:

“There needs to be more than just operational changes on the Ghost Reservoir - need more storage capacity on the Bow to properly protect YYC!”

7 November, 2016

SRCJ says:

“The destruction of pristine grasslands & agricultural land is disturbing. What is motivating the NDP to renege on their stance b4 election?”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Require Springbank reservoir to be built ASAP - the #of residents hurt by flooding greatly outweighs the few well off landowners impacted”

7 November, 2016

Greater Good says:

“Just curious if the DDSB folks realize the folly of their arguments? 2 very different governments came to the same conclusion. YES TO SR1!!”

7 November, 2016

SRCJ says:

“This approach causes environmental & ecological damage to the Springbank area, and leaving the effluent in situ introduces health concerns.”

7 November, 2016

SRCJ says:

“This plan is not the most comprehensive solution available as it provides no protection to Bragg Creek & Redwood Meadows. ”

7 November, 2016

Gail M says:

“Calgary residents expect empathy for flooding, yet show none for their upstream neighbours? Dam MacLean Creek and keep everyone safe!”

7 November, 2016

SR1 yes says:

“Nutrients from floods can be beneficial to grasslands. City waste in our rivers can't be good for downstream irrigation / municipalities. ”

7 November, 2016

JKS says:

“ruining springbank to protect Calgary still does nothing for those residents upstream of springbank, other solutions make more sense. ”

7 November, 2016

James says:

“Maclean offers protection to the most number of people and costs are predictable. SR1 will cost the province too much for coverage of few.”

7 November, 2016

EB says:

“The health and economics of the whole city, along Bow and Elbow Rivers, hangs in the balance as we stall on mitigation upstream. Build it. ”

7 November, 2016

SR1 now says:

“Rockyview is moving ahead with local flood mitigation in Bragg Creek. We also need to protect a large population in Calgary.”

7 November, 2016

SG says:

“Maclean Creek is the best option. Protection to Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows and Elbow residents. Even NDP knew this to be true pre election”

7 November, 2016

sdb says:

“Springbank has been proven to be the best option, with less environmental impact. DO IT QUICKLY! Protect Calgary.”

7 November, 2016

ka says:

“the options have been analyzed and springbank is the best option to protect the elbow and downtown. Do not delay”

7 November, 2016

Anthony says:

“The govt's figures for land acquisition at Springbank are way too low. What is really going on here? And the proposed dam is ENORMOUS.”

7 November, 2016

Coexistance says:

“Off Stream storage would be empty most often. Could off stream reservoir land continue to be used for grazing in non flood season? SR1 go!”

7 November, 2016

Margaret says:

“Buying 6800 acres of farmland makes no sense. It would cost us tax-payers billions and not be effective. Build berms and barriers. ”

7 November, 2016

PTSD says:

“It is ridiculous that a handful of people upstream of Calgary continues to put the entire city at risk. Build Springbank soon!”

7 November, 2016

Sandra says:

“People seem to think that a dam at Springbank will protect ALL Calgary. It won't. It will only protect along the Elbow River,”

7 November, 2016

Grass and Cattle says:

“Temporary flooding of grasslands could work for livestock and grassland. Mclean Creek would require massive clear cutting of trees.”

7 November, 2016

dc says:

“Why is this a popularity contest? We need upstream mitigation measures now. Two successive government have chosen SR1. Get on with it!!! ”

7 November, 2016

Luellaj says:

“This option provides no protection for any community upstream of Springbank. Use McLean Creek.”

7 November, 2016

Action Required says:

“Options have been closely analyzed. SR1 has the best CB ratio and the least environmental impact. Time for action. SR1 Please!”

7 November, 2016

Practical Catchment2 says:

“80% of the excess runoff is generated in the mountains before it ever gets to Bragg Creek. SRI being downstream of Mclean does not help.”

7 November, 2016

Practical Catchment says:

“SR1 is closer to Calgary and will catch more upstream runoff than McLean Creek ever could. SR1's proximity to Calgary makes more sense. ”

7 November, 2016

Marc says:

“Such a bad plan. Springbank resevoir makes no sense - cost or practical considerations. Protect upstream communities! Use MacLean Creek!”

7 November, 2016

Flood Safety Risk says:

“One death from flooding is too many; it could easily have been much worse. Failure to protect a major City is unacceptable. SR1 ASAP.”

7 November, 2016

Fisheries says:

“Off Stream storage has less impact on fisheries. Stream flow interruptions are minimum during normal operating stream flow. Yes Sr1!”

7 November, 2016

emee says:

“We need Upstream Reservoirs for both the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Please proceed with SR1 and plan for the Bow River ASAP. ”

7 November, 2016

WMR says:

“This option makes the most sense considering all perspectives: environmental, community impact and financial. Proceed NOW!”

7 November, 2016

JamesYYC says:

“SR1 avoids the need for walls 6m to 10m high along the Elbow, RUINING community. Confined by walls, flood water height will be greater!”

7 November, 2016

Sustainability says:

“Off Stream Storage is more sustainable to manage in the long term. Build SR1 Now”

7 November, 2016

Cost of No Action says:

“The Environmental Cost of doing nothing is too great. Flooded Calgary businesses pollute our rivers. Build Sr1 now.”

7 November, 2016

JamesYYC says:

“Safety DICTATES SR1. It is only 10m high and can avoid being used before it is safely finalized - unlike MacLean Creek (50m high).”

7 November, 2016

Fran says:

“Enough fear mongering. No one in Calgary was harmed by any toxic dust - and we had all of Calgary's sewer in our basements. Yes to SR1”

7 November, 2016

JamesYYC says:

“Safety is ALL IMPORTANT with dams, particularly high dams (50m) like MacLean Creek. Poor rock and vulnerable during the lengthy construction”

7 November, 2016

Long Term Vision says:

“The Environmental cost of not building SR1 is too Great. 90,000 tons of incremental waste in Calgary Landfills from 2013 alone. Build SR1!”

7 November, 2016

Protect us! says:

“8 grizzlies in Springbank? They'll be just fine. The grizzly corridor at McLean Creek however will pose a major problem. Build Springbank!”

7 November, 2016

Build the reservoir says:

“Do you seriously think the professional environmentalists will let McLean Creek see the light of day? Not likely. Build SR1. Only option.”

7 November, 2016

Build it! says:

“The dry dam is being engineered as a reservoir that could be used for longer term containment, e.g., if a drought. It's the best option!”

7 November, 2016

Enough already says:

“Toxic flood mud? Really? Fear mongering is all that is. Your grassland will survive. All our lawns did just fine. Build the dry dam.”

7 November, 2016

Stop fear mongering says:

“The province will remediate any harm to the Springbank land. No one did that for Calgary and all the grass survived just fine. Build SR1!!”

7 November, 2016

build SR1 says:

“Very tired of the fear mongering. Flood mud will not kill your pasture. City parks and lawns all recovered without any mitigation. ”

7 November, 2016

False Info says:

“Parks all over the city were covered in flood mud. Guess what? After some rain they all looked good as new. Nothing died. Build SR1!”

7 November, 2016

JamesYYC says:

“RE SR1, the current EIA is taking FAR too long. Cut time in half and let the NRCB decide if it is adequate. SR1 s/b flood ready Spring 2019.”

7 November, 2016

Sara says:

“ Ranchland is not usable after flooding. Lack of oxygen and light kills grassland. Disease laden dust bowl left. Google dry dam photos. ”

7 November, 2016

JamesYYC says:

“SR1 will put river water on prairie grass a couple of times a century. Zero environmental impact compared to power plants, refineries, etc.”

7 November, 2016

James Cran says:

“Springbank is absolutely the best item. It is cheap and quick to build and safe during construction while MacLean Creek is dangerous (50m hi”

7 November, 2016

Sara says:

“SR1 will kill the grassland, contaminate groundwater and blow diseases towards Calgary. Environmental concerns are real. Use McLean Creek. ”

7 November, 2016

Colleen says:

“Upstream reservoirs are a good idea, but why not further upstream than Bragg Creek, why Springbank?”

7 November, 2016

Colleen says:

“Why are Springbank and communities upstream from Springbank considered acceptable sacrifices? Calgarians need to consider others too.”

7 November, 2016

Tom says:

“The so called "independent" study done by Deltares was not much more than a book report. Lots of "according to the reports" in it. Dam MC.”

7 November, 2016

John says:

“We need Upstream Reservoirs for both the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Time to proceed with SR1 and plan for the Bow River ASAP. ”

7 November, 2016

Khan says:

“SR1 has far less impact to the environment as MC is further upstream, affecting countless wildlife habitats. SR1 is the smart choice. ”

7 November, 2016

BL says:

“SR1 has been researched and has been shown to be the best option. It has been over 3 yrs since the flood and time for SR1 to proceed. ”

7 November, 2016

Calgary-1 says:

“Springbank was approved by two separate government bodies, after extensive studies, scientific data was used to come to the right conclusion”

7 November, 2016

CM says:

“Please explain how can they acquire 6,800 acres of prime ranchland (and riverfront) at a cost of only $40 million? Less than $6K per acre?”

7 November, 2016

kc says:

“@Basement Water: Why are Urban lives and livelihoods more important than rural ones? The MacLean dam would protect everyone!”

7 November, 2016

Mbetzner says:

“We absolutely need protective measures for both the Bow River and the Elbow river. Massive property damage occurred along both systems.”

7 November, 2016

kc says:

“Drought will be a much bigger issue in the coming years than flooding. What good will a dry dam do? Build MC1!”

7 November, 2016

LLG says:

“Why should some be sacrificed for the good of others when an option to protect everyone exists? Dam MacLean Creek!”

7 November, 2016

K says:

“@ Martin: SR1 opponents care VERY MUCH about flood mitigation that works for all involved, that's why we are pushing for MacLean Creek.”

7 November, 2016

Jeff says:

“I support the Bow River reservoir. It's a necessity for flood mitigation in Calgary.”

7 November, 2016

rsw says:

“Springbank is necessary and benefits ALL Calgarians. We must protect the core and Springbank is the BEST option.”

7 November, 2016

LL says:

“I support the Springbank project.”

7 November, 2016

Evonne says:

“ DO NOT unnecessarily delay the Springbank mitigation project. The Springbank Project is in the best interests of Calgarians and Albertans.”

7 November, 2016

Paul says:

“The Springbank dam will protect from the environmental damage of the massive clean up and rebuild. One years worth of landfill usage for ex”

7 November, 2016

Paul says:

“The cost benefit analysis of losing the downtown core for an extended period (which almost happened last time) needs to be considered.”

7 November, 2016

Concerned citizen says:

“As an individual who wants flood mitigation and has reviewed all options, I see MANY issues with SR1. MC1 protects more ppl. No to SR1. ”

7 November, 2016

Basement Water says:

“Note to the selfish lot of Springbank land owners; this is about protecting a city & lives NOT some farmland. ”

7 November, 2016

Paul says:

“An independent study, confirmed by the NDP, have identified Springbank as the best upstream solution for the Elbow River”

7 November, 2016

Calgary-1 says:

“We need protection for the city of Calgary, downtown core, and the 100,000 residents that were last affected by the flood. SR1!!!”

7 November, 2016

Terri says:

“Only those who live outside Springbank support this dam, not those who actually will be affected by the project. It's an unhealthy choice.”

7 November, 2016

#WOEISME says:

“Poor Springbank owners, your soooooo right. Let a city of 1M plus be vulnerable so your cattle can graze. Build it! ”

7 November, 2016

mly says:

“MacLean Creek - YES!!!! No to SR! Where does Bragg Creek fit into this scenario?? Why would we want to be exclusive?”

7 November, 2016

Protect YYC says:

“There is simply no way that MacLean Creek, given environmental concerns, would ever be built - so build SR1. Now. Period.”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“97% of letters to CEAA were against SR1. These well researched, carefully drafted letters outlined many environmental concerns. No to SR1. ”

7 November, 2016

Martin says:

“I support SR1 - Don't Dam Springbank don't care about mitigation. Period.”

7 November, 2016

Bob says:

“I fully support SR1!”

7 November, 2016

MelanieS says:

“Why not manage dams better? Lower Ghost and Bearspaw every spring? Nice star on map please show actual size of Springbank Drydam. McLean #1.”

7 November, 2016

Nenshi says:

“MacLean Creek is a better solution. Cheaper, faster, and helps all involved communities. ”

7 November, 2016

Greg says:

“The options have been well studied (i.e., SR1, MacLean Creek Dam and the Glenmore Tunnel) - the conclusion is that SR1 is best.”

7 November, 2016

ProtectYYC says:

“The Springbank project has been objectively proven to be the best project to protect neighbourhoods and downtown Calgary. I support it.”

7 November, 2016

Save YYC says:

“Premier Prentice picked the SR1 as the best option after a full review. Don't kid yourself - Mclean Creek will never be built. ”

7 November, 2016

PProtectYYC says:

“The Springbank reservoir is a NO-BRAINER! Sorry Springbank residents, the very few of you affected cannot deny a city of 1.1M protection.”

7 November, 2016

LaurieEH says:

“SR1 will contaminate Calgary water & ruin agricultural lands & wildlife habitat for YEARS! Dam McLean Creek & protect EVERYONE upstream!”

7 November, 2016

Donna Robinson says:

“Residents of Springbank should not be flooded out to save those in the City of Calgary. Use Maclean Creek option to protect everyone.”

7 November, 2016

Clay Robinson says:

“Maclean Creek protects everyone on the Elbow River including Bragg Creek and Redwood Meadows. Springbank protects only the City of Calgary”

7 November, 2016

Calgary now says:

“I strongly support the Springbank project. The landowners will be treated fairly and receive far better compensation than any flood victims”

7 November, 2016

Aileen for YYC says:

“Stop flood water from entering the City - starting with the Springbank project. It's the only hope for protecting our future as a City.”

7 November, 2016

Modernize YYC says:

“We are a modern City and we need modern protection! Build the springbank off-stream reservoir and figure out how to fix the Bow.”

7 November, 2016

Karen W says:

“Duff's Ditch had opponents too - but is now viewed as a huge success! Get on with it Alberta - build the Springbank project!”

7 November, 2016

Yes to protection! says:

“Yes to Springbank! We can't leave the downtown vulnerable. Both rivers flood the Core - start now! ”

7 November, 2016

Build now! says:

“Springbank land is grazing land and can continue to be used for that the majority of the time. Build the dry dam and protect the City!”

7 November, 2016

Say no says:

“8 Grizzle bears settled and are living in the proposed Dam area, not to mention countless other animals. Don't destroy their habitats.”

7 November, 2016

SR1 says:

“Inconvenient Truth: Yes - SR1 protects the Core which is flooded by BOTH RIVERS! Build Springbank now and fix the Bow too!”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Calgary needs protection - just like every other major city in the world. Start with Springbank - build the dry dam ASAP!”

7 November, 2016

Harold says:

“Good job province for acting swiftly post-flood to find solutions. Build SR1 now and find solutions on the Bow. Protect Calgary!”

7 November, 2016

Say no says:

“These are heritage ranches that have had generations ranching and farming on them. But why would Albertans care about that? ”

7 November, 2016

Merran says:

“Build Springbank dry dam now! And find a solution on the Bow. The province is doing a great job- keep it up!”

7 November, 2016

SR1 Now says:

“The province acted swiftly post-2013 flood to find solutions for flooding. SR1 is the first project that needs building. Fix the Bow too!”

7 November, 2016

Val in Calgary says:

“I strongly support protecting Calgary and the first project we need to get done is the Springbank dry dam. ”

7 November, 2016

Harold says:

“Yes, protect downtown. Springbank does NOT protect downtown. Other options need review. No to SR1, it is misguided. ”

7 November, 2016

Meg says:

“Yes to the Springbank Dry Dam! It's doable. It's needed. It must be done!”

7 November, 2016

Calgary says:

“Save Canada's economic engine and start with the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir!”

7 November, 2016

AB says:

“This Concept - flood infrastructure on both rivers - is absolutely the way to go. Build Springbank now and fix the Bow too!”

7 November, 2016

SaveCalgary says:

“Tearing down homes and skyscrapers in Calgary is not a viable solution. Springbank project is. Build it ASAP and fix the Bow too!”

7 November, 2016

Say no says:

“The Springbank Dam will be a health hazard to anyone who lives down wind or down stream, they have no plans to clean it up after flooding it”

7 November, 2016

Urgent!! says:

“The Elbow and Bow Rivers both flood downtown. Start with SR1 for the Elbow and find solutions for the Bow. It's urgent!”

7 November, 2016

Harold says:

“The BOW River caused the majority of the City's grief. WHY is a fix on the Elbow being pushed? SR1 is bad public policy and irresponsible.”

7 November, 2016

Still Vulnerable says:

“Yes to Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir! It's about time. Look at Duff's Ditch? A 70 year dry spell has left us complacent. Wait no longer”

7 November, 2016

Say no says:

“There are other options that don't destroy one community to save another, choose McLean Creek.”

7 November, 2016

Protect us! says:

“The majority may not be as loud as the minority - but make no mistake, this City wants the Springbank project built ASAP!”

7 November, 2016

Paul YYC says:

“SAVE THE CORE or whoever you are, stop spamming under different names. It only shows desperation. ”

7 November, 2016

Save the city says:

“Calgary was built on the confluence of two rivers. Both need fixing. Start with Springbank dry dam and find a solution for the Bow!”

7 November, 2016

Say no says:

“The Springbank reservoir is bad public policy, a health hazard after it being flooded and is a huge environmental impact to animals homes”

7 November, 2016

LM says:

“It's ludicrous that no action has yet been taken, almost 4 years after the flood. Build Springbank! It is objectively the best choice.”

7 November, 2016

Calgary! says:

“Springbank is the best solution for Calgary. Do not delay. Prioritize this important public works project! Work with the province!”

7 November, 2016

Say no says:

“Why is it okay to flood out one community to save another when they live on a flood plain. Why punish one community to save another.”

7 November, 2016

Save our City says:

“I strongly support the Springbank project. It protects thousands of homes and businesses and is needed to protect the Core. ”

7 November, 2016

Harold says:

“McLean Dam and Tri-River Joint Reservoir were not thoroughly reviewed as options. Springbank Dry Dam is irresponsible water management.”

7 November, 2016

Save the Core says:

“Yes to Springbank Off-stream Reservoir. Protect the downtown by fixing both rivers ASAP!”

7 November, 2016

Build Springbank! says:

“City water engineers have repeatedly said the Elbow contributes to flooding downtown - which cannot be protected without fixing both rivers.”

7 November, 2016

Protect Downtown says:

“Both rivers flood the Core - the centre of our City and basis of our province's economy. Build Springbank and find a fix for the Bow!”

7 November, 2016

No more flooding! says:

“Like all mitigation measures, the Springbank dam will negatively affect some, but will benefit a much larger community and economic centre.”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Inconvenient Truth 4: SR1 will create ideal conditions for the breeding of Mosquitos. Zika mosquitos have made it to Canada. Calgary next? ”

7 November, 2016

Protect the Core says:

“Calgary needs the Springbank dam and a fix on the Bow. Both are needed to protect the downtown Core, City Hall, the East Village, etc.”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Inconvenient Truth3: Agricultural lands can be used after flooding. 90 days without oxygen or light will kill all vegetation and crops. ”

7 November, 2016

LMack says:

“The Springbank project has already been objectively proven to be the best to protect downtown Calgary & communities. I support it.”

7 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“Build SR1. There is strong support in Calgary. Along with empathy for the Springbank landowners - but they will be treated fairly.”

7 November, 2016

Save Downtown says:

“The Core floods from both rivers. We can't save the core without upstream mitigation on both. Start with Springbank and find a fix for Bow!”

7 November, 2016

Save the Core says:

“The City of Calgary knows that the Elbow contributes to flooding the downtown. Fix both rivers - starting with the Springbank project.”

7 November, 2016

Fix the Elbow! says:

“Calgary wants SR1. Yes - the Elbow contributes to flooding downtown. Both rivers need fixing. Let's get on with fixing the Elbow ASAP.”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Inconvenient Truth 2: Stantec Project Report 5.3.5. Residue from SR1 may contain raw sewage susceptible to blow into Calgary on west winds.”

7 November, 2016

Average citizen says:

“Springbank background suggests that governments are listening to private wealthy people Vs looking at wise spending of provincial tax dollar”

7 November, 2016

Save Calgary! says:

“There is strong support in Calgary for the Springbank reservoir - especially amongst those well informed. It's our only option. Build it!”

7 November, 2016

Save the City says:

“Calgary needs the Springbank dry dam. Using private land for public works is an old concept. Happens all the time for the greater good.”

7 November, 2016

LW says:

“Springbank Reservoir is presented as a " quick Fix" Do we want quick fix or spend our tax dollars cost effectively. good for all”

7 November, 2016

Harold says:

“SR1 opposers are not against prudent flood mitigation. City Land Use needs review. City needs a plan, not on the backs of others!”

7 November, 2016

save calgary says:

“Yes to the Springbank dry dam. It makes sense. Keep the flood water out of the City. The land will be useable for grazing when no flood. ”

7 November, 2016

LW says:

“Springbank Reservoir .. most overall costly project . Combined costs for it, Bragg Creek, Redwood meadows, and First nations besides losses”

7 November, 2016

Yes to mitigation says:

“Build Springbank! The government is being pragmatic. McLean Creek would never get built. Too many contingencies. Expropriation is normal.”

7 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Inconvenient Truth 1: Stantec Project Report 5.3.4. SR1 may contaminate groundwater and wells. Springbank relies on clean water wells. ”

7 November, 2016

Baymare says:

“The Springbank Reservoir- is bad public policy. Does not protect Bragg Creek, Redwood or Tsuu Tina. It takes homes, heritage and businesses.”

7 November, 2016

Stop Floods! says:

“Yes to Springbank! McLean Creek has too many contingencies and will never get built. Where does that leave Calgary? Protect YYC!”

7 November, 2016

Stop Floods! says:

“The less vocal majority wants SR1. Anyone informed on flood mitigation understands why it's the best solution. Fix the river!”

7 November, 2016

YesSR1 says:

“I strongly support building the Springbank project and finding a solution for the Bow. Please do not delay! Their is strong support!”

7 November, 2016

Fix YYC says:

“Calgary is vulnerable to floods. Why?? It's embarrassing. Please build SR1 ASAP and find a solution on the Bow. ”

7 November, 2016

Protect YYC says:

“Yes to Springbank Dry Dam. The City needs protection. And find a solution for the Bow too. ”

7 November, 2016

City wants SR1 says:

“Build SR1. Calgary needs it and everyone wants it! Strong support in the City for those informed on flood mitigation.”

7 November, 2016

Prioritize fixes! says:

“We need the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir and a fix for the Bow. Please make this a priority for the City!”

7 November, 2016

Yes to dry dam says:

“Springbank landowners will be fairly compensated and many will be able to retain the grazing use of their land. Please build SR1!”

7 November, 2016

Build the dam says:

“Studies have shown SR1 to be the best contender. Please build it ASAP - this City cannot handle another devastating flood.”

7 November, 2016

BP says:

“Upstream Reservoirs are a good solution to protect Calgary's communities & economic core. Proceed with Springbank & a Bow River Reservoir. ”

7 November, 2016

Yes to the dry dam says:

“There is strong support for SR1 - in spite of a vocal minority. Expropriation is an oft-used tool for public works. Build SR1.”

7 November, 2016

Urgent Fix Needed says:

“Please build SR1 right away. 2020 is the best timeline. It's so far off! Every year the City is at risk.”

7 November, 2016

Upstream Mitigation says:

“We need upstream protection on both rivers. Find a solution for the Bow and build SR1 ASAP. The vocal minority will be fairly compensated.”

7 November, 2016

Ross C says:

“As an Alberta taxpayer and YYC resident and business owner, SR1 is wrong. A dam at McLean is the responsible thing to do.”

7 November, 2016

Fix Calgary says:

“Build SR1 for the Elbow and find a solution for the Bow ASAP. This City needs protection. ASAP!”

7 November, 2016

Protect Calgary says:

“It's embarrassing this City has no flood protection - it's had more than dozen major floods in the past 120 years. Get SR1 done!”

7 November, 2016

Yes to Springbank says:

“It's unfortunate that expropriation may be required - but it's quite common for public works. Build Springbank ASAP!”

7 November, 2016

calgary citizen says:

“We Must protect the city, a few will be inconvenienced, but properly compensated. the land in question is not historically significant.”

7 November, 2016

Build SR1 says:

“Springbank is essential. The city remains vulnerable and this is the best identified option. Bragg Creek protection is already underway. ”

7 November, 2016

Yes to SR1 says:

“Build Springbank as soon as possible. The city cannot afford another devastating flood. And find an upstream solution for the Bow River!”

7 November, 2016

kc says:

“Rehab what's left of Maclean Creek (now a giant gravel pit full of atvs) into a dam/rec area/ natural habitat. Protection on crown land.”

7 November, 2016

cdorr says:

“I strongly support the Springbank Reservoir. Please move to protect our inner city communities and downtown. It's time. ”

7 November, 2016

KC says:

“No to SR1! It destroys yet another community and protects only a fraction of the people Maclean Creek would!”

7 November, 2016

Hal Couillard says:

“Carving up valuable and historic agricultural land is insane as an alternative. Maclean Creek is already owned by the crown. Go there. ”

7 November, 2016

JN says:

“The economics here are a lie! Land values are incorrect and no costs for expropriations. The Cost benefit makes no sense. A fail. A lie.”

7 November, 2016

Adrian Nagy says:

“I do no t agree with the proposed plan, I believe that their are alternatives that are probably better and less intrusive to the parties”

7 November, 2016

K says:

“Damming McLean Creek will protect more people and doesn't destroy another community. And is already government owned land”

7 November, 2016

Anne says:

“Environmentalists and First Nations against this plan. Build berms and use McLean.”

7 November, 2016

Lucy says:

“This option does not protect downtown or anywhere along the Bow. It is a strange and unproductive idea. What is really in the govt's mind?”

7 November, 2016

Lesley says:

“No Springbank Dam! Environmentally dangerous and unpopular with Calgarians. Use crown land at McLean Creek”

7 November, 2016

DL says:

“This is the best plan. It is so important we make this happen. The benefits are significant. ”

6 November, 2016

Keep Your Promise says:

“NO to SR1. McLean Cr protects more people and doesn't destroy another community. Bow caused most damage to Calgary.SR1is bad public policy.”

6 November, 2016

Ryan says:

“More research needs to be conducted for the McLean Creek dam. It's crown land, and will provide a recreational area in the future. NO to SR1”

6 November, 2016

Shawn says:

“This is the best plan. Let's go ahead and get the Springbank and Bow reservoirs done!”

6 November, 2016

SG says:

“What happened to #AlbertaStrong? Stop looking to destroy the ranching community in Springbank and consider the other options. Maclean Creek.”

6 November, 2016

sg says:

“I support the springbank reservoir project. This must be completed soon to protect the economically vital portions of the city.”

6 November, 2016

Concerned says:

“Both Springbank and additional dams on the Bow River are needed to avoid another national catastrophe which will cost billions. ”

6 November, 2016

Concerned says:

“Downtown Calgary and all the communities along the Elbow and Bow rivers must be protected from future floods. Concept 1 is the best option.”

6 November, 2016

Jamie says:

“SR1 is not cost effective, and proposed costs have not been realistic up to this point. ”

6 November, 2016

Jamie says:

“Why should one community should be protected at the cost of several others?? Dam McLean, Say NO to SR1.”

6 November, 2016

Mark says:

“People against SR1 want Calgary protected. They just don't want Springbank destroyed as well. McLean Creek is the best option. ”

6 November, 2016

Marlene says:

“Springbank wants flood mitigation to benefit all. Build MC1 and everyone wins.”

6 November, 2016

Larry says:

“Springbank Dam will destroy 6,800 acres of ecologically significant private land. McLean Creek land is free and will protect far more people”

6 November, 2016

CW says:

“Flood mitigation should never involve flooding one community to protect another. SR1 is poor public policy.”

6 November, 2016

Marlene says:

“SR1 does not provide any benefit other than in the event of a flood- build McLean for drought and flood protection. ”

6 November, 2016

SR1 is wrong says:

“If I had been a victim of the 2013 flood the last thing I'd want is to fling injurious affection onto anyone else for my future well being. ”

6 November, 2016

DM says:

“"YES" to the McLean Creek Dam "No" to the Springbank Dam.”

6 November, 2016

SW says:

“Completely against Damning Springbank. A complete eye sore ”

6 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 5 - SR will prevent $billions of damage. $750 million according to report on gov.ab. SR will cost more than that. Dam McLean Cr”

6 November, 2016

Deborah Ward says:

“This is devastating to a longstanding rural community with founding forefathers still in this area. more common sense approach needed”

6 November, 2016

PG says:

“Given the risks to downtown Calgary and affected communities, and the ~ $6 billion cost of previous flood damage, SR-1 is a must!”

6 November, 2016

HM says:

“SR1 studies only go so far. Who knows where the ranching sediment will end up? Likely in Calgary drinking water and filling up Glenmore dam.”

6 November, 2016

Larry Fichtner says:

“The Springbank project and the raising plates on the dam are a big and vital start to full flood mitigation. Downtown Calgary is at risk.”

6 November, 2016

Larry Fichtner says:

“I am a very strong proponent of upstream flood mitigation and I believe that the two projects that are in process are absolutely mandatory. ”

6 November, 2016

HEM says:

“Map needs to show the entire 6300 acres that flood will effect for SR1. Private land grab. MC1 would be on crown land saving all communities”

6 November, 2016

MK says:

“The City of Calgary needs to align with the Province's efforts in support of Springbank off stream reservoir”

6 November, 2016

Tom says:

“How can diverting water kilometres off stream to stagnate possibly be more natural than holding it within the river valley? Dam McLean Cr.”

6 November, 2016

LAR says:

“McLean proposal offers better protection for more folks & use of Crown lands would be fair for all at risk, urban and rural Albertans alike.”

6 November, 2016

No more floods says:

“I'm in favor of the Springbank Reservoir. This project is taking way too long. Let's get on with it. Save the inner city.”

6 November, 2016

D says:

“Springbank off stream reservoir is the superior solution and should proceed first. ”

6 November, 2016

C.R. says:

“No to Springbank, Yes to MacLean.”

6 November, 2016

Protect downtown yyc says:

“More than 3 years post flood and all we have to show is fingers crossed that there is no new flood. Time to act!!!”

6 November, 2016

hoffthehammer says:

“It is essential that we undertake the construction of the Springbank upstream reservoir to protect the city. ”

6 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 3 (again) SR opponents are against flood mitigation. Fact - We have consistently advocated for McLean Cr to protect more Albertans”

6 November, 2016

NO SR1 says:

“SR1 SUPPORTER u r proving why you guys dig a deeper hole for ur selves with every statement. ”

6 November, 2016

Mark says:

“McLean protects more people and communities without destroying valuable farm and ranch land. SR1 is a mistake that should not be built. ”

6 November, 2016

NO SR1 says:

“Poor SR1 SUPPORTER. Take people's homes and biz and community cause of ur wet drywall. Typical attitude from these FOLKS. Drywall B4 PEOPLE?”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“Here's an idea. Let's have the Prov offer the buy-out to every impacted homeowner in the City at the 2012 tax assessment. Any guess on cost?”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“One wonders if the SR1 opponents spent any time at all seeing first hand the devastation in Calgary. How much drywall did they pull down??”

6 November, 2016

YYC FLOOD RESIDENT says:

“SR1 SUPPORTER you fighting a losing battle. Get behind McLean and lets get mitigation. ”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“The facts and science support SR1. Look at the studies done. They all support SR1 over the other options. It can get built. ”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“Isn't this the "false equivalencies" like Trump/Clinton? And the mis-information in these anti-SR1 comments? Stunning. ”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“22 ranch land owners and, what, 1 residence? vs 80000 evacuees, thousands of buildings, hundreds of families, and $billions. Really?”

6 November, 2016

RFLOG1 says:

“The cost of SR1 will continue to mushroom. I strongly support the McLean Creek option as was promised as part of the NDP election platform.”

6 November, 2016

P C says:

“To support Springbank is to support ignorance over reason. Protect more than a few, sacrifice no one. DONT DAM SPRINGBANK!”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“...and Bragg Creek and upstream areas are now building $33m worth of 1/100 protection”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“Make no mistake. The SR1 opposition in Springbank fundamentally don't care about ANY infrastructure on the Elbow. ”

6 November, 2016

SR1 Supporter says:

“McLean Creek will never get built if SR1 dies. You wanna see opposition? Just wait for that.”

6 November, 2016

SHL says:

“Let's get this flood mitigation in place ASAP. Springbank is the obvious choice”

6 November, 2016

Mightbeuseful says:

“Use the Springbank land folks, it's only needed should a flood event ever happen again. Remember the tax base is generated downstream.”

6 November, 2016

David Chalack says:

“Control the Bow by another dam upstream--this is the most important/impactful/economic initiative to protect our city and my lot in Bowness ”

6 November, 2016

Elbow Valley says:

“Our mother's home in Elbow Park was hit hard. BUT. We strongly oppose SR 1 and support McLean. Use Crown land and protect more areas.”

6 November, 2016

Jumping Pound Guy says:

“Home owners below Glenmore Dam have already been given a buyout option. Anyone left now wants a Springbank floodplain. Buyout Elbow Park.”

6 November, 2016

Z24GIRL says:

“Would those individuals pro SR1 be willing to give up their homes, businesses and heritage for minimal compensation? Not likely!”

6 November, 2016

NO SR1 says:

“We need flood mitigation. But let's ALL get behind McLean as it protects the most people. As a cohesive group we would get it done!!”

6 November, 2016

Marlene says:

“Springbank is a valuable cultural and agricultural site. It is productive farm and ranch land - It would be a mistake to destroy it.”

6 November, 2016

Dave says:

“You already own the land at McLean, so use it to protect many. Don't wreck Springbank to protect a few.”

6 November, 2016

Helen says:

“This would be quite wrong. McLean Creek is the right answer. Downtown needs the protection.”

6 November, 2016

Colin says:

“The proposed figures for land purchase at Springbank are far too low for an area almost the size of Airdrie. This sounds like theft to me.”

6 November, 2016

Tom says:

“McLean protects Calgary, Bragg Creek, Redwood and is on Crown land. Gov't experts say enviro concerns can be mitigated. Build McLean!”

6 November, 2016

Colin says:

“Use McLean Creek! Already have land. Why buy more at vast expense? And why is it not better to protect downtown from the Bow?”

6 November, 2016

Denise says:

“This is best option. Please protect thousands of residents and businesses. And a life was lost, let's not forget what it really protects.”

6 November, 2016

deejay says:

“Instead of flood mitigation the focus needs to be on water management. Drought is an ominous concern also. SR1 doesn't cut it.”

6 November, 2016

ranchman 1 says:

“GOA said no to MacLean because grizzlies are protected. Grizzlies are now in Springbank - eating our profit and the City's food. Now what?”

6 November, 2016

Marlene says:

“Springbank will not protect enough people to be a feasible option; it is being pushed through at the expense of one community over another.”

6 November, 2016

Jim says:

“Berms work for all except wealthy communities along Elbow. They like mitigation that costs taxpayers 10 times and does harm to others.”

6 November, 2016

Debra says:

“No to Concept 1 Maclean Creek is the obvious solution for the majority. ”

6 November, 2016

Trapper says:

“All Ab will pay 4 a few. Purchasing the land is the biggest cost Ab already owns McClean creek it's a natural site reality is dead NDP - RIP”

6 November, 2016

Trapper says:

“highest unemployment to date thousands of forclosures the city and province want to build a dam a cancer hospital a golf coarse and ringroad”

6 November, 2016

Jessica says:

“Destroying one community to protect a FEW is disgraceful. MacLean Creek protects more communities and is already crown land.”

6 November, 2016

Harold says:

“Bonavista resident/Nov5 Is that really true bureaucrats refused to examine Tri-River Joint Reservoir?? Springbank DRY dam is a boondoggle!!”

6 November, 2016

Dr R B Church says:

“The real problem is that Springbank slough will be a up wind site for new Aedes mosquitoes species/ Zika outbreak as a health hazard.”

6 November, 2016

Justin says:

“Wjat about the people of Bragg Creek? They are still not included with this? McLean Creek is the obvious choice.”

6 November, 2016

MW says:

“NO SR1! Silt and debris left behind would shower anyone downwind with particles containing dead animals and sewage. Not healthy! ”

6 November, 2016

Murray says:

“Time is of the essence. Calgary needs protection. No option is perfect, without environmental & social issues. Concept 1 has best balance.”

6 November, 2016

Tom Mullane says:

“Upstream flood mitigation protects core areas of the city. I support dams for water storage and flood protection. ”

5 November, 2016

Sam says:

“Benefit to *all* those downstream Even if it costs more now, need to do the right thing for long term health of ALL communities (2/2”

5 November, 2016

Sam says:

“Downriver needs to be protected but so do the heritage, agricultural, Indigenous, and other areas upriver. SR1 destroys those w/o true (1/2)”

5 November, 2016

Sam says:

“Why is the first question about the way the community looks/feels/moves? This should first and foremostmost be about protecting Albertans”

5 November, 2016

Sam says:

“Flooding one community to *potentially* save another & not save all the communities that might be affected is a bad idea & bad public policy”

5 November, 2016

Bonavista resident. says:

“GOA only puts forward two options despite promising to examine all. Tri-River Joint Reservoir was turned down by bureaucrats, not experts.”

5 November, 2016

Dave says:

“Only Tri-River Joint Reservoir would protect from spring floods plus conserve water. Best for Albertans. See www.preventingalbertafloods.ca.”

5 November, 2016

C. Michael Fellows says:

“How will ranchers be compensated for deprivation of grazing and home loss during water storage at Springbank?”

5 November, 2016

C. Michael Fellows says:

“Calgary needs more water storage for growth in the city and recreation. MacLean Creek provides both. Springbank can't.”

5 November, 2016

Jumping Pound Guy says:

“Anyone who supports Springbank Dam is either politically motivated - misinformed or has self interests to protect- Better options upstream”

5 November, 2016

C. Michael Fellows says:

“I several open houses on Springbank dry reservoir. I have never received an credible explanation why MacLean Creek isn't a better option.”

5 November, 2016

Sara says:

“Zika virus was found in Canada. Climate Change warms Canada. SR1 leaves behind countless pools of stagnant water. Zika mosquitos breed. ”

5 November, 2016

Linda says:

“The springbank reservoir is a great idea. I support it fully. We must protect the city and those who live and work along the Elbow river.”

5 November, 2016

NO SR1 says:

“No SR1! Silt and debris left behind will shower pathogens over people downwind of the site. Not healthy!”

5 November, 2016

Brenda L. says:

“GoA claim after SR1 flooding it's back to business as usual on the land. Fluvial clastic sediment and denudation will NOT support that!”

5 November, 2016

Tom says:

“The 2013 flood was a 1 in 200/250 year event. Why has the gov.ab and city not disclosed this fact? Let's take the time to get this right.”

5 November, 2016

Brenda L. says:

“IBI reported 2/3 of damages to Calgary were from the Bow. Focus on the Bow and berm Elbow River. GoA are paying for berms in Bragg Creek! ”

5 November, 2016

Brenda L. says:

“This is not Albertans pulling together. How is this okay to sacrifice one community to serve so few at enormous cost to Albertans? NO to SR1”

5 November, 2016

MW says:

“NO SR1! Silt and debris left behind will shower pathogens over anyone living downwind of the site. NOT HEALTHY!!”

5 November, 2016

Emma says:

“The pro-SR1 arguments come across to me as futile and impatient. Now tell me, why not Maclean Creek?”

5 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 8 - Bragg Creek and Redwood will be protected by berms. Then why did the gov.ab tell Calgary River Group that berms inevitably fail?”

5 November, 2016

Grant Gunderson says:

“It amazes me that 20 families with political connections can hugely increase the risk borne by hundreds of thousands of downstream residents”

5 November, 2016

yycNorth says:

“No to SR1. Terrible cost/benefit balance. GoA needs to come clean on this! Go McLean. An area to protect all with potential for recreation.”

5 November, 2016

Grant Smith says:

“McLean Creek would provide protection for Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows and Native lands including Redwood Golf Course. More cost effective”

5 November, 2016

Ellis F says:

“The proposed site for the Springbank dam is full of wildlife. This area, so close to Calgary, is a treasure which needs to be preserved. ”

5 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 7- opposition to Springbank dam is only 20 landowners. This is insulting to the thousands of Albertans who support a dam at McLean Cr.”

5 November, 2016

James Pasieka says:

“We absolutely need the Springbank Off Stream reservoir. It's been through enough technical and political analysis. Get the EIA done ASAP. ”

5 November, 2016

Diane says:

“Build the Springbank dry dam. It's cost effective and can be completed quickly. It's been 3 years since the flood. let's get this done.”

5 November, 2016

Dave says:

“McLean Creek is obviously the best choice. All parties are protected while being the most cost effective! McLean Creek protects more!”

5 November, 2016

Land owner rights! says:

“McLean Creek option will protect more folks/areas, cost less & save heritage, food-producing lands. Springbank idea is the wrong one!”

5 November, 2016

Build The Reservoir says:

“I support building the Springbank Reservoir. This project is taking way too long. Time to get on with it. too many delays.”

5 November, 2016

McLean Creek instead says:

“Bad plan. Springbank dam won't protect Bragg Creek (of whom many work in Calgary) like the McLean creek solution will. Do NOT support this!”

5 November, 2016

Don't Flood Calgary says:

“I support SR1. The City of Calgary and my family were hit hard by the 2013 flood and I donty want to ever see that happen again. ”

5 November, 2016

Trapper says:

“2 flood in more than 200 years is this cost necessary. Do u want to pay 4it should Springbank pay, how bout the province McClean Creek”

5 November, 2016

Don Newton says:

“The Springbank dry dam is obviously the best choice.”

5 November, 2016

Peter McMurray says:

“Let's get moving forward with the Springbank dam!!”

5 November, 2016

Sally Littlechild says:

“Build the Springbank dry dam. Expropriation of the land may be required.”

5 November, 2016

Judy says:

“Why the delay with the most cost effective solution. We need to protect Calgary, High River etc. Get this done !”

5 November, 2016

Judy says:

“The city of Calgary, High River and other outlying areas can not afford another flood, build Springbank, the most cost effective solution. ”

5 November, 2016

Kel says:

“We need the Springbank dry dam.”

5 November, 2016

Chris says:

“I support the building of the Springbank dam.”

5 November, 2016

Martin says:

“Build the Springbank dry dam!!”

5 November, 2016

Alice says:

“What happens to Redwood Meadows and Bragg Creek when the canal system entering the dam plugs with debris? logs rocks etc like Cougar Creek?”

5 November, 2016

Alice says:

“This is taking the livelihood of some of the best agriculture land in Canada out of production for the few houses built on a flood plain”

5 November, 2016

Trapper says:

“Yes to McClean Creek. Protect Bragg Creek , Redwood Meadows and everything downstream Why should everyone payfor building in flood plain”

5 November, 2016

Trapper says:

“No to Springbank, No to the NDP who changed there original choice,,Yes to protecting heritage families and agricultural life. ”

5 November, 2016

Brian says:

“McLean Creek offers less protection, has higher environmental impact and will take longer & cost more to approve & complete than Springbank.”

5 November, 2016

Brian says:

“Springbank is strongly supported by thousands of downstream residents vs. approx 20 individual landowners & others without a direct stake.”

5 November, 2016

Miss Patt says:

“NO to Springbank!! Our Government needs to protect as many ALBERTANS (not just Calgarians) as possible by using McLean Creek. ”

5 November, 2016

CW says:

“Why should all Albertans pay for those who continue to build/live in flood plains? Take responsibility for your own life choices.”

5 November, 2016

Ellis F says:

“A Springbank dam does nothing for Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows or TsuuT'ina Nation. McLean Creek on gov't-owned land is a much better choice”

5 November, 2016

Mrs. Walker says:

“Wake up guys! McLean Creek is the only option best for all parties. Support an option that doesn't help one group while injuring others.”

5 November, 2016

Terrill Shoults says:

“What about protecting Bragg Creek, Red Wood Meadows by the suggested Central reservoir at the vicinity of the Sheep River. Extent of type???”

5 November, 2016

Les says:

“Ridiculous waste of tax-payer money. Little protection. It would make much more sense to protect downtown from the Bow.”

5 November, 2016

Richard says:

“Berms and Barriers can eliminate the devastating effects of flooding along the Elbow River in most scenarios. Consider them.”

5 November, 2016

Richard says:

“A berm at the same elevation as the bike path in Erlton to tow onto the Talisman Center hill would have prevented flooding our homes in 2005”

5 November, 2016

Richard says:

“Springbank Reservoir. I appeal to the landowners of Springbank to do what they can to help mitigate the impact of flood disasters on Calgary”

5 November, 2016

Richard says:

“The springbank Reservoir is the lowest cost / highest benefit project when it comes to protecting the city of Calgary's neighbourhoods”

5 November, 2016

Richard says:

“The Springbank Reservoir is needed infrastructure for the province. ”

5 November, 2016

Mac says:

“Springbank is not the place! Far too expensive for very little gain. Farmers' live and livelihoods would be devastated. ”

5 November, 2016

Munlaw2 says:

“It is unfortunate that there is a negative impact by SR1 to 16 upstream landowners, but it seems to be the single best cost effective sol'n.”

5 November, 2016

Norm F says:

“McLean Creek better and doesn't penalize Springbank and other areas for the City allowing people to build on flood plain.”

5 November, 2016

Heth says:

“Cost ludicrously high. Does nothing for downtown Calgary and businesses there. Devastates wonderful ranch land and ranchers' lives.”

5 November, 2016

John says:

“I believe Springbank is the most feasible economically and in terms of early impact. We need to get it down, but fairly compensate.”

5 November, 2016

Duke says:

“Build it at McLean creek. We should not penalize people in Springbank at the expense of Calgarians (and I'm a Calgarian saying this).”

5 November, 2016

Carol says:

“It is time to make decisions and get flood mitigation and protection moving forward to protect our city from the Bow and Elbow Rivers.”

5 November, 2016

Karl L. says:

“Do not sacrafice one area to protect another! There are better options that protects all. Homes do not have to be destroyed in the process. ”

5 November, 2016

PaulineH says:

“Please stop and think about what SR1 will do to your upstream neighbours. Do your own independent research. There are other options!”

5 November, 2016

Kerrie says:

“Think back to 2013. Reflect on the effects of global climate change. The downsides of the Springbank proposal pale in comparison.”

5 November, 2016

Susan Rees says:

“I support upstream reservoirs. Downtown must be protected from future flooding.”

5 November, 2016

Shelly says:

“Providing flood prevention in YYC means you will flood some place else to compensate. One place sacrificed for another. McLean Creek <people”

5 November, 2016

SG says:

“It is sad to have communities fighting against each other. Equally sad is that we are talking about destroying one of these communities.”

5 November, 2016

SamanthaK says:

“The Springbank Reservoir is the best option to protect Calgary's economic core and vital urban communities against another flood.”

5 November, 2016

CW says:

“All Albertans will pay. Any project of this size and expense should be put to an ALBERTA-WIDE REFERENDUM.”

5 November, 2016

Forseth Elizabeth says:

“I strongly support the Springbank Offstream Reservoir idea as the best solution for flood future mitigation for Calgary. ”

5 November, 2016

WendyD says:

“The Springbank Reservoir is the best option for protecting all property downstream of the Glenmore Dam (from overland flow & groundwater).”

5 November, 2016

Jim says:

“All "concepts" have some downsides. Dithering is a greater downside. We cannot afford to lose downtown Calgary again, so let's get this done”

5 November, 2016

Chris says:

“I am against this concept as the city/ province could use public land farther up stream for this mitigation project. Mclean Creek is better.”

5 November, 2016

zenapw says:

“DON'T DO THE SBR! I know many ppl that live in the proposed SB floodplain; 1family has a 100yr working ranch. This will destroy their lives.”

5 November, 2016

Rose says:

“McLean Creek is the better choice. It perfects more communities, and would provide a nice recreational area. ”

4 November, 2016

Flood Zone Owner says:

“Start campaigning for McLean people!!! It will be built sooner with less resistance.”

4 November, 2016

mamak says:

“McLean Creek is the obvious choice if you look at the facts, more people need to read the real facts, do your research people.”

4 November, 2016

Anthony says:

“There is a thousand residents in Redwood Meadows alone that all predominantly work in Calgary and support its economy. Protect us too”

4 November, 2016

Dave A says:

“Unanimous consensus will never happen. Implement the professional's recommendations, build SR1, and save our city. Enough already...”

4 November, 2016

Sue G says:

“McLean Creek!”

4 November, 2016

Sue G says:

“Springbank is one of the most picturesque beautiful areas. If you do this, you will trash one of Alberta's jewels. Shame on you! ”

4 November, 2016

Sue G says:

“Do not steal from the original settlers to give to those without the forethought to build away from flood plains or move after repeat floods”

4 November, 2016

DM says:

“The McLean project has been objectively proven to be the best project to protect "the most" neighbourhoods and Calgary. I support it 100%. ”

4 November, 2016

Sue G says:

“DamNing Springbank destroys our heritage, the original settlers who had the good sense to know where to build so as not to flood. ”

4 November, 2016

DL says:

“We are completely in favour of the Springbank Off Stream Reservoir. Please stop studying... and start building.”

4 November, 2016

Sue G says:

“Poor choice! Too expensive. Sacrifices Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows and the Tsuu Tina Nation. Destroys our heritage. ”

4 November, 2016

Dan Wise says:

“Dam Mclean Creek I can.t bieleve that any calgarian would support dam spring bank when the other would save redwood meadows and bragg creek”

4 November, 2016

Robert says:

“We need to prevent another flood of the city. To do nothing is not exceptable. ”

4 November, 2016

Lorne W says:

“Springbank Cost/Benefit does not justify building. Not to mention on going costs which also were not included. ”

4 November, 2016

KCpatrol says:

“What will be done with all the silt that fills up the Springbank reservoir and creates a potential dust bowl”

4 November, 2016

PC says:

“Alberta's struggling: Schools and healthcare need help. Unemployment rising. Nenshi says 1in 10 live in poverty in YYC . NO WAY to SR1”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“If you oppose SR1, do you really think McLean Creek would go ahead without environmental protests? What else are you suggesting could work?”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“We need the province on board. They need to support upstream measures for both Bow and Elbow. The province can't afford another flood.”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“All options other than berms lie outside the City's jurisdiction. Berms would need negotiations with too many homeowners, wouldn't happen. ”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“Anyone who spend months cleaning and rebuilding a flooded home wants action soon. Doing nothing is not an option. SR1 is the best we have.”

4 November, 2016

Greg S says:

“Springbank Resevoir is the best option to protect the downtown and downstream residents. Construction should begin as soon as possible. ”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“SR1 isn't perfect, but it's the most feasible and most likely to actually happen. McLean Creek would have environmental protests for years.”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“Calgary's economic core is on the Bow. The Bow has the largest volume and flow rate. Upstream measures are necessary, not optional!”

4 November, 2016

kymf says:

“Transportation impact to school buses and tractor trailers bypassing city not evaluated in the Springbank Dam assessment. ”

4 November, 2016

NoSpringbank says:

“Too costly, unfair expropriation, not faster, McLean better site and protection alternative for all.”

4 November, 2016

kymf says:

“Springbank Dam cost will ballon due to dewatering required and sediment/erosion control. No costs included in current estimate for these”

4 November, 2016

kymf says:

“Contaminated dust blowing from the Springbank Dam to the east would impact agricultural and ranching operations and the City of Calgary”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 6 -Springbank Dam has been well studied. As of a couple of months ago, they didn't even how they would drain the dam thing.”

4 November, 2016

kymf says:

“Springbank Dam would result in a significant visual impact to tourists travelling on TransCanada Hwy ”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“The province has put forward no rational debris and solids management plan for the SR1 reservoir. Eastern slope floods are debris flows.”

4 November, 2016

kymf says:

“Springbank dam would harm sensitive wildlife species that reside in the area and damage fish habitat. ”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“The SR1reservoi r will create a debris field, full of fluvial clastic sediments, that will be airborne particulate matter during Chinooks.”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“Under sluice gates installed on existing facilities allow for safe passing of the front end of a flood, preserving storage for the back end.”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“Under sluice gates installed on existing facilities allow for safe passing of the front end of a flood, preserving storage for the back end.”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“Under sluice gates installed on the existing facilities allow for natural sediment flushing and restoration of lost storage capacity.”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“Under sluice gates installed on the existing facilities allow for maximizing the existing "Live" reservoir storage volume. ”

4 November, 2016

EBA says:

“Create an ability to manage extreme flows of water into Calgary is critical to our communities reasonable protection. ”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“Install undersluce gates in Glenmore, Bearspaw, and Ghost. Drain all of these empty during flood season. Safely pass the front of a flood.”

4 November, 2016

Ghost River says:

“The Springbank reservoir is an ill-conceived concept, promoted by self serving interests that have no conception of fluvial dynamic systems.”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 5 - Springbank dam will save billions in damage. Gov.ab reports say $750 million, a little bit less than Springbank will cost.”

4 November, 2016

GLS@YYC says:

“The provincial and municipal govts need to remove emotion and rhetoric from the decision making and implement the Springbank reservoir proje”

4 November, 2016

GLS@YYC says:

“Need to proceed with this well studied mitigation project. The cost of inaction far exceeds any downsides of the project”

4 November, 2016

Jeannette says:

“It won't work! Clear cuts need to be stopped on the east slopes and the existing reseviours should have been lowered and better managed. ”

4 November, 2016

Leigh Blakely says:

“The dam in Springbank is not right. I don't want my taxes to pay to sacrifice one community to save another. ”

4 November, 2016

MG says:

“Way too expensive to protect a few while destroying another community. Use the dams we have. ”

4 November, 2016

yes to springbank! says:

“Majority of flood mitigation professionals support Springbank. It's not perfect, but it's our best option by a landslide. Enough said. ”

4 November, 2016

Frank says:

“Flood mitigation must be done. Billions in losses cannot happen again. The government has been collecting high taxes on these properties”

4 November, 2016

Tom Yeoman says:

“Yes, Springbank will be expensive but so will another flood WHEN (not if) it occurs. Let's build Springbank.”

4 November, 2016

Jess says:

“This is a great project to protect our city with least impact on people and environment. ”

4 November, 2016

Genavieve says:

“Destroying one community to save another is not the right choice when there are other upstream options!”

4 November, 2016

Jenna says:

“I think springbank dam will not protect enough of Calgary to make it worthwhile.”

4 November, 2016

Hal says:

“@ckayser why should they? They didn't build on a flood plain...”

4 November, 2016

Sean M says:

“Upstream protection is required. Springbank is the right place as numerous studies have shown. Get on with it. Downtown needs protection. ”

4 November, 2016

jenb says:

“SR1 has relied almost entirely on misinformation to gain supporters. Don't Dam Springbank!”

4 November, 2016

Jenny36 says:

“Destroying one community to save another is not a responsible option. An upstream reservoir is a good idea, just go further upstream.”

4 November, 2016

Janevirtue says:

“We absolutely need upstream reservoirs in order to protect business closures from 5 days to months with huge financial losses. ”

4 November, 2016

CC says:

“Dams give illusion of protection at great public expense, degrade river ecology. Voluntary buyouts & floodproofing structures best use of $”

4 November, 2016

Rosemary P says:

“Cost is too high and doesn't consider the negative effects to Bragg Creek and Springbank residents, as well as drinking water.”

4 November, 2016

dave says:

“Too expensive as is. McLean Creek, if at all.”

4 November, 2016

RMB says:

“For the greater good, do the right thing and build Springbank.”

4 November, 2016

BB says:

“This is by far and away the most viable option. Lets get on with it!!!! ”

4 November, 2016

Alana says:

“Why is it okay to destroy someone's home to protect someone else's. Don't dam Springbank! McLean Creek is a way better option!”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“Suggesting residents on the river are rich and deserve what they got forgets about all of Downtown and those who rent in Bowness, Sunnyside.”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“Flow rate on the Bow is much greater than the Elbow yet other than Ghost Dam level lowering, NOTHING has been done. Downtown is on the Bow.”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“It is not feasible to create berms from one end of Calgary to the other. Too many kilometers. Need an upstream option for the Bow.”

4 November, 2016

MS says:

“We need upstream solutions for the Bow! Soon! It is the largest river, affects all of downtown even more than the Elbow did. ”

4 November, 2016

George says:

“Taking the land of those who did not build in the floodplain to protect those who did seems completely unjust”

4 November, 2016

Steve says:

“Is turning some of the most valuable land into a moonscape dry dam the best idea the government can come up with? Good grief.”

4 November, 2016

JOhn says:

“For Greg - People in Springbank do NOT object to flood mitigation, they say its better placed where more people will be protected”

4 November, 2016

SherryZ says:

“McLean Creek best option! Protects more & would make a great recreation area. Allen Bill Pond was wiped out in 2013. Drive out Hwy 66!!!!”

4 November, 2016

ScienceRules says:

“The Mclean Creek Dry dam is best for the Elbow (diversion to Spgbk not feasible) and enhancement of Ghost and BearsPaw dams for the Bow.”

4 November, 2016

Adrian says:

“What happened to the tunnel from the reservoir to the Bow?”

4 November, 2016

Lorraine Mackintosh says:

“ I believe that we are overdue already in not having a project such as this already underway.. The city was devastated by the last flood . ”

4 November, 2016

Adrian says:

“What about fixing the bridges over the Elbow? These are huge flow barriers,”

4 November, 2016

Adrian says:

“This is the only plan the city is entertaining which will protect the city when the next flood comes. And it will come. it must go ahead”

4 November, 2016

SG says:

“Maclean Creek is the way to go. Protection to Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows and Elbow residents. Even NDP knew this to be true pre election.”

4 November, 2016

LLH says:

“Trying to control the river is always a bad idea! Look for solutions that are environmentally sound and protect a larger portion of Calgary.”

4 November, 2016

LLH says:

“Hey Calgary be a good neighbour! Let's find solutions that protect more people, cost less money and doesn't destroy a community ! ”

4 November, 2016

LLH says:

“It's not cheaper, it's not faster and it doesn't protect enough people! It's not fair to spend that amount on two communities! ”

4 November, 2016

Derick says:

“The cost has been understated and the benefits are not as good as the Kananaskis project. Don't Dam Springbank”

4 November, 2016

Jim says:

“It is very unfortunate that some made this into an US vs THEM debate. McLean Creek helps everyone harms no one and would be underway by now.”

4 November, 2016

C Nadeau says:

“All the people this protects are millionaires - Frankly i don't want to spend my families money to invest in their properties.”

4 November, 2016

C Nadeau says:

“This seems like a long term solution for something that will likely not happen. The cost is very high to protect a very limited number of ”

4 November, 2016

CW says:

“SR1 does NOT meet the "needs of the many." It only promises to protect a couple of Calgary communities. The Bow is the threat to DT YYC.”

4 November, 2016

Frank says:

“Springbank dam does little to protect downtown. It is most vulnerable to a Bow River flood. ”

4 November, 2016

Bill says:

“Maclean creek is the only viable solution for flood mitigation ”

4 November, 2016

cm115 says:

“I live in Riverbend in Calgary. Damming springbank is a terrible idea. Why are the lives of Calgarians more important than rural people?”

4 November, 2016

Derrick Jewlal says:

“Nothing is possible that will protect Calgary from all flood scenarios. Be self insured, or move to high ground. Not a new idea. Waste of $$”

4 November, 2016

findlaym says:

“no new reservoir construction, no loss of fish or wildlife habitat. Lower costs, faster construction. The only drawback is the rich NIMBY's ”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 4 - Springbank will be the cheapest option - wait until the new cost estimates come out, McLean Creek will look really cheap ”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 3 - Springbank opponents are against flood mitigation - we have consistently advocated for McLean Creek to protect the most Albertans”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 2 - McLean Creek cannot ever be built - check the studies, it doesn't say that anywhere”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“Myth 1 - Springbank Dam protects all of downtown. Check the studies - the Bow is the downtown threat.”

4 November, 2016

CW says:

“NO to SR1. All Albertans should know that this project is being forced on them WITHOUT transparency, and no good science to back it up.”

4 November, 2016

Cameron Peters says:

“YES to SR1. Unless we are willing to relocate Downtown and Calgary's older neighborhoods, this is by far the best approach.”

4 November, 2016

Sean says:

“I support the Springbank mitigation project to ensure protection for the communities and lives impacted by the 2013 flood. ”

4 November, 2016

jpb says:

“This shouldn't be a beauty contest about who can click the most. Science and economics show SR-1 is the best option, let's not be silly.”

4 November, 2016

CW says:

“NO to SR1. Other options were never fully investigated. All Albertans should be concerned about how their money is being spent.”

4 November, 2016

GE says:

“Option 1 needs to be McLean Creek...protects the most people and property, and stops everyone's bitching!”

4 November, 2016

robin says:

“Upstream dam in McLean Creek protects Calgary AND protect Bragg Creek, Redwood Meadows, Tsuu T’ina & Springbank. Protect the most people!”

4 November, 2016

Gary says:

“This is a short sited proposal that only has City of Calgary interests in mind, what about residents in Bragg and Redwood? ”

4 November, 2016

Anne-Marie says:

“An integral part of a long-term solution for the City of Calgary as a whole. Important to protect downtown Core & sustainability of city.”

4 November, 2016

dee says:

“Building at McLean Creek is the only option worth pursuing. From minimal cost to protecting the most communities.”

4 November, 2016

P C says:

“The Bow has been proven to be the risk to downtown. Google it. Springbank is on the wrong river.”

4 November, 2016

Dragan says:

“Fantastic. This returns multiples of the hard costs and many more times the soft costs (individual's losses, pain and economic disruptions)”

4 November, 2016

GC says:

“The flood had a massive impact on many home owners and businesses. Concept 1 is the most immediate approach to help protect the city”

4 November, 2016

Robert Lehodey says:

“A good long term solution that will clearly benefit the City - it eliminates risk and will increase property values in the flood plain.”

4 November, 2016

Bruce says:

“Build at McLean Creek and protect Calgary-Springbank-Red Wood Meadows and Bragg Creek. All experienced devastating flooding and damage.”

4 November, 2016

Calgary Urban Eq. says:

“The Springbank Reservoir is indisputably the best solution for the Elbow River, which contributed an estimated 70% of the 2013 flood damage.”

4 November, 2016

jpb says:

“Most of the Springbank landowners are multimillionaires. The value of their land is in future development, not ranching. Greed is petty.”

4 November, 2016

jpb says:

“The Springbank reservoir project will save money, and more importantly, lives. The potential of liability is too high to play games.”

4 November, 2016

aepd says:

“Stop building dams. They don't stop floods. They upset the natural flow and ecology of the river. ”

4 November, 2016

Krausert says:

“the city needs to look after its downtown core as well as the neighboring communities. with out the downtown we don't have a city.”

4 November, 2016

mcgoverness says:

“The Springbank project has been objectively proven to be the best project to protect neighbourhoods and downtown Calgary. I support it.”

4 November, 2016

westways says:

“It is imperative that we go ahead with the Springbank reservoir. We need to protect the city from the inevitable climate change damages.”

4 November, 2016

Nancy says:

“Still dealing with health issues & financial losses! There will be MORE DISASTROUS WEATHER EVENTS so why are we dithering? Get on with SR1!!”

4 November, 2016

Ian Bryden says:

“Concept 1, after thorough study, has been shown to be the best alternative to protect Elbow properties and the Downtown Business Area.”

4 November, 2016

CH says:

“Please get this project as presented going. We do not want to go through this again.”

4 November, 2016

Peter C says:

“Springbok does not protect enough people. It is not the best idea nor will it be fast. There are better options for all.”

4 November, 2016

BG says:

“This concept seems to be the most expedient to keep our family and homes safe from another devastating flood . Let's move on this ASAP. ”

4 November, 2016

Lyn dean says:

“I absolutely disagree with the spring bank reservoir. There are better options than this. Why can't the option of McLean creek be conside”

4 November, 2016

Forbes Newman says:

“ Spring Bank reservoir is the best idea by a long shot. It needs to be done ASAP. Every delay puts the entire city at risk. ”

4 November, 2016

Barb says:

“SR1 needs to get done as soon as possible. We are putting our city at risk every year until it is done.”

4 November, 2016

Brian Purcell says:

“Hurry up and get it done already - it's been over 3 years since 2013 flood and NOTHING has happened to protect downstream communities & city”

4 November, 2016

Brian Purcell says:

“Upstream mitigation is essential to protect the city and downstream communities. Potential env impacts pale in comparison to other impacts”

4 November, 2016

Carsten Jensen says:

“We need upstream mitigation, the costs of doing nothing are too high”

4 November, 2016

CB says:

“The Springbank upstream reservoir must be completed as soon as possible. Failing to do so puts the whole city in jeopardy. ”

4 November, 2016

Carl says:

“The Springbank upstream reservoir is a vital first step in protecting the city. Please get on with it.”

4 November, 2016

Chad says:

“A multi-faceted approach is needed, including the construction of SR1. Let's also do some local protection (barriers) in the interim.”

4 November, 2016

hopefull in Elbow Pk says:

“Calgary needs this”

4 November, 2016

Doug says:

“SR1 must proceed immediately. Thousands of homes will be protected from next flood while some farmland will be flooded temporarily. ”

4 November, 2016

Greg says:

“This is not a referendum on who wants what. The province has the responsibility & obligation to get this done to protect assets and lives!”

4 November, 2016

KSL says:

“It's time to stop the decision paralysis and pursue projects for the greater good. Important decisions are seldom universally agreed upon.”

4 November, 2016

KSL says:

“The human and financial costs of another flood are not acceptable, for people and businesses across the socioeconomic spectrum.”

4 November, 2016

Doug says:

“Springbank upstream reservoir is a concept that must see reality as soon as possible. Cost effective, fast to implement and low env. impact”

4 November, 2016

KSL says:

“We must support objective analysis. Here, the recommendation was Springbank. Doing nothing is not an option. The risks are apparent to all.”

4 November, 2016

Greg says:

“Objections to this project from a few Springbank residents are solely based upon self interest with no regard for the greater good.”

4 November, 2016

Greg says:

“It has been made clear from assessments that this upstream project is in the best interest of the Calgary as a whole - businesses & homes.”

4 November, 2016

ckayser says:

“Protecting downtown is common sense, as is protecting the homes of thousands who live near our rivers! When is something going to be done?”

4 November, 2016

ckayser says:

“The Province and City delays are playing Russian Roulette with the city of Calgary, its homeowners, and the prosperity of Calgary businesses”

4 November, 2016

ckayser says:

“If the Springbank residents want to veto this idea, let them put up their homes as collateral to compensate for future floods in Calgary”

4 November, 2016

ckayser says:

“How can the City or Province continue to show more concern for a few in Springbank, than the well-being of thousands of Calgarians???”

4 November, 2016

ckayser says:

“When compared to all other proposed solutions, this makes the most sense. Don't let 20 homeowners rule against the best solution”

4 November, 2016

Cam says:

“The risk of flooding the downtown core again is unacceptable to all citizens. We must proceed with the Springbank off-stream reservoir.”

4 November, 2016

Cam says:

“The question is not "whether" we will see another flood, but "when". Proceed with Springbank off-stream reservoir.”

4 November, 2016

Haozhang says:

“I strongly support the building of the Springbank dry dam.”

4 November, 2016

Tom says:

“gov.ab figures - $750M damage caused by Elbow River for 1 in 100 year flood. Over half is residential. Downtown core is a Bow River issue.”

4 November, 2016

Cam says:

“As a long time inner city resident - please proceed with the Springbank off-stream reservoir ASAP.”

4 November, 2016

chris2 says:

“Think long-term folks. Build the Springbank Reservoir to protect all future generations living in Calgary. What a legacy to leave.”

4 November, 2016

chris2 says:

“The Springbank Reservoir is an essential economic protection system for the City of Calgary. The cost/benefit for just this is worth it!!! ”

4 November, 2016

Dave Putnam says:

“Upstream reservoirs are critical to providing long term, cost effective and environmentally sound flood protection for the Calgary area.”

4 November, 2016

LDQ says:

“I think it is crucial for the city to build the Springbank reservoir to protect the economic core and improve moral of the city”

4 November, 2016

Garry says:

“Please get on with flood mitigation ASAP. Doing nothing is not acceptable. 20 landowners should not override 100,000 affected citizens.”

4 November, 2016

Scooter says:

“Stop the political B.S. Build the dam”

4 November, 2016

Shirley says:

“I believe we need the springbank project is a must do option. We need some serious mitigation now not after the next flood. ”

4 November, 2016

DVH says:

“ Springbank is the obvious choice for the Elbow mitigation.. It has the least footprint, and is the cheapest and fastest option. Get moving!”

4 November, 2016

SMO says:

“People need to stop obsessing about 'rich' people's property and focus on protecting our city. We must get this project completed.”

4 November, 2016

David S says:

“The Springbank project is needed. It is a economically reasonable solution to a predictable problem.”

4 November, 2016

Suzanne says:

“Sprinkbank has been deemed to be the most efficient and environmentally wise choice. Please move forward with this project quickly!!”

4 November, 2016

Richard Maire says:

“We can't allow a couple of wealthy land owners in Springbank to delay the building of the much needed Springbank dry dam.”

4 November, 2016

Jack says:

“Enough talking,build Springbank dry dam.”

4 November, 2016

HJM says:

“Flood mitigation is essential to maintain vibrant inner city communities of Calgary. Springbank is the best option, let's get on with it!”

4 November, 2016

Greg S says:

“The potential cost of doing nothing runs in the billions. I firmly believe that the Springbank reservoir is necessary for the greater good. ”

4 November, 2016

TS says:

“SR1 provides the best chance to protect Calgary as the nearest upstream, feasible solution. More will be impacted by a lack of action.”

4 November, 2016

DR says:

“Upstream mitigation is critical for the city of calgary . The downtown core is at risk, city hall, stampede grounds, the zoo , and more. ”

4 November, 2016

gboje says:

“This is essential to the future well being of the City of Calgary. Please get on with it! ”

4 November, 2016

George says:

“What if climate change makes the flooding even worse and we have to build both projects? Let's get 'at least' Springbank done!”

4 November, 2016

sf says:

“We can not listen to inferior source about the "best flood mitigation" the experts have been commissioned, studied & reported. Start SR1 now”

4 November, 2016

sf says:

“Flood mitigation is essential for Calgary and surrounding communities and will become more so in future years. Listen to the experts. Build.”

4 November, 2016

sf says:

“We've hired experts and exhaustively studied the flood mitigation. The experts suggest Springbank Dam. What are we waiting for?”

4 November, 2016

sf says:

“The province of Alberta has funding set aside for infrastructure building and the springbank dam is clearly the best solution.Lets get going”

4 November, 2016

Gary Cronin says:

“Essential for the future of Calgary. Another flood would be devastating for downtown businesses and we would see companies leave Calgary”

4 November, 2016

George says:

“Benefit analysis - is $2.6 billion EVERY TIME there is a flood. This inaction is insane, more than 3 years later and we're still debating?”

4 November, 2016

Michelle says:

“We must protect our communities and our downtown economy and have to build the Springbank reservoir. We are exposed and must act faster.”

4 November, 2016

GT says: