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Lions Park Overland Flow Protection Strategy
is designed to protect the North Flats residential community from overland flooding during high flow events on the South Saskatchewan River. In 2013 a major flood impacted over 150 structures including numerous private residences, seniors’ residences, and public facilities including the YMCA, Arena, Athletic Park, Veiner Centre, Lions Park and Strathcona Park.

The project is split into two phases. Phase 1 of the project requires the construction of 2.4km of earthen dyke and two headwalls at one dyke opening along 5th Street, which will be closed with temporary barriers during high flow events. A storm water management pond will also be constructed as part of the project to hold stormwater during a flood event. The dyke ranges in height from 2.5 to 5.0m which will provide protection against the 1 in 100 year event (5480m3/s) plus an additional metre of freeboard. This additional height protects to flows greater than the 1 in 200 year event (6260 m3/s) Phase 2 of the project is approximately 300m in length with a range in height of 1.5 m to 2.5 m.

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 February 2015
IV Tendering
Contract awarded to
October 2014
Wilco Civil Inc.
 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
August 6, 2014 Christ the King Assembly, 1101 Queen St. 4:30 - 6:30 pm
November 25, 2014 Christ the King Assembly, 1101 Queen St.
4:30 - 6:30 pm
Click here for story board information presented at the open houses.