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Harlow Overland Flow Protection Strategy is designed to protect the Harlow residential community from overland flooding during high flow events on the South Saskatchewan River. Phase 1 of the project requires the construction of 750m of earthen dyke which ranges in height from 1.5 to 4.5m. Phase 2 of the project is approximately 450m in length. The height of the dyke is based on the river elevation during a 1 in 100 year event (5480m3/s) plus an additional metre of freeboard. This additional height protects from flows greater than the 1 in 200 year event (6260 m3/s).

Key Project Milestones and Schedule
Stage Project Stage Estimated Completion Date  
    Phase 1 Phase 2 
I River/Creek Modelling January 2014 January 2014
II Preliminary Design August 2014 February 2015
III Detailed Design September 2014 March 2015
IV Tendering
Contract awarded to
October 2014
MJB Enterprises Ltd.
 Spring 2015
V Construction Fall 2015  Fall 2015

Public Information Session Open Houses
Date Location Time
March 24 & 25, 2014 Higdon Hall, Stampede Grounds 4 - 8 pm
July 9, 2014 Studio Theatre, Esplanade 4:30 - 6:30 pm
October 15, 2014 Studio Theatre, Esplanade
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Click here for story board information presented at the open houses.