Bow River Reservoir Options - Feasibility Study

Alberta is now in a general election. All public engagement activities have paused during the election period.

The Government of Alberta is seeking input on the Bow River Reservoir Options Initiative as part of Phase 2: Feasibility Study.

This questionnaire is collecting feedback to inform the Option Evaluation Framework, which will provide insights into any potential impacts or benefits of each reservoir option. Framework evaluation factors were developed with input gathered throughout the BRRO initiative from Indigenous communities and organizations, stakeholders, and the public.

Your feedback will help the Government assess options to mitigate flood and drought impacts on the Bow River. Input gathered through this questionnaire will also help determine which reservoir option is preferred, if any, and should proceed to Phase 3: Engineering and Regulatory Approval Process.

The feasibility study continues to look at reservoir options in the Bow River basin upstream of Calgary. This round of engagement focuses on the Relocated Ghost Dam and Glenbow East options only:

  • Relocated Ghost Dam: An expansion of the existing Ghost Reservoir
  • Glenbow East: A new reservoir between Cochrane and the Bearspaw Dam at the western edge of Calgary

Note: The Morley option is proceeding separately.

The survey will take 5 to 15 minutes to complete and closes May 13, 2024.

Note: This questionnaire is best viewed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet.

The Government of Alberta is seeking input on the Bow River Reservoir Options Initiative as part of Phase 2: Feasibility Study.

This questionnaire is collecting feedback to inform the Option Evaluation Framework, which will provide insights into any potential impacts or benefits of each reservoir option. Framework evaluation factors were developed with input gathered throughout the BRRO initiative from Indigenous communities and organizations, stakeholders, and the public.

Your feedback will help the Government assess options to mitigate flood and drought impacts on the Bow River. Input gathered through this questionnaire will also help determine which reservoir option is preferred, if any, and should proceed to Phase 3: Engineering and Regulatory Approval Process.

The feasibility study continues to look at reservoir options in the Bow River basin upstream of Calgary. This round of engagement focuses on the Relocated Ghost Dam and Glenbow East options only:

  • Relocated Ghost Dam: An expansion of the existing Ghost Reservoir
  • Glenbow East: A new reservoir between Cochrane and the Bearspaw Dam at the western edge of Calgary

Note: The Morley option is proceeding separately.

The survey will take 5 to 15 minutes to complete and closes May 13, 2024.

Note: This questionnaire is best viewed on a laptop, desktop computer or tablet.

How do you use the area?

about 1 year

Where do you live, work and play in relation to the reservoir options being considered? Use our interactive map to pin the locations where you have an interest.

The blue outlines on the map illustrate the extent of the three reservoir options. The location closest to Calgary is the Glenbow East option. The location farthest from Calgary is the Morley option. The option in the middle is the relocated Ghost Dam option.  

To add a pin, hit the '+' button in the toolbar to the left,  select the appropriate pin, and drag it to the location on the map you want us to know about. You can add an additional comment if you would like. 

Please do not include any personal information in your username or comments as they can be viewed by the public when you post your pin.  

Alberta is now in a general election. All public engagement activities have paused during the election period.