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Project Listings: Dam Safety Assessments

Alberta Environment - Carolside Dam Safety Review

Project Description:

The project consists of a 16m high dam, a concrete service spillway, auxiliary earthen spillway and a low level conduit.

Location: Special Areas, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Chain Lakes Dam Safety Review

Project Description:

The project involved a dam safety review / audit of the Chain Lakes north and south dams and associated works.

Location: Nobleford, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Coal Lake Dam Breach Inundation Study

Project Description:

Work included the assessment of dam breach scenarios and extent of flooding for 60 km downstream of the dam.

Location: 2km north of Gwynne, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Emergency Preparedness Plan Guidelines

Project Description:

Development of new Emergency Preparedness Plan (EPP) and Emergency Response Plan (ERP) Guidelines for the Province of Alberta.

Location: n/a

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Jensen and Milk River Ridge Reservoirs Flood Study

Project Description:

Work included a preliminary flood study of the canal system and on-line reservoirs from St. Mary Reservoir to Milk River Ridge (MRR) Reservoir

Location: Magrath, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Keho Lake Dam Breach Inundation Study

Project Description:

Work included the completion of a dam breach inundation analysis on the Keho Lake Dam to determine the downstream impacts and consequence of a dam failure.

Location: Keho Lake - 35 km north of Lethbridge, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Milk River Ridge Reservoir East Dam - Dam Breach Inundation Study

Project Description:

The work included a study of a dam breach and inundation mapping of the East Dam for 25 kilometres downstream of the dam.

Location: Raymond, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Oldman Dam DSR

Project Description:

The project involved an independent dam safety review of The Oldman Dam and associated works. The works consist of a 76 m high dam, a concrete service spillway, 2 diversion tunnels and 2 drainage tunnels.

Location: Southern Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Operation, Maintenance and Surveillance Guidelines

Project Description:

Development of draft guidelines for Operation and Maintenance and Surveillance (OM&S) manuals for AENV.

Location: n/a

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Environment - Waterton Dam DSR

Project Description:

The project involved an independent dam safety review of the Waterton Dam and associated works. The works consist of a 56 m high dam, a concrete service spillway, low level conduit, drainage tunnel and an irrigation outlet structure.

Location: Southern Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Alberta Transportation - Milk River Ridge Reservoir Flood Management Study

Project Description:

Work included development of a flood management plan of a 45 km. reach of the Waterton-St. Mary Headworks system, from the St. Mary Reservoir to Milk River Ridge (MRR) Reservoir.

Location: Magrath, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District - Dam Safety Reviews

Project Description:

Completion of independent reviews for each of the dams listed below and associated infrastructure.
  • Bassano Dam
  • Lake Newell
  • Crawling Valley Reservoir
  • Rock Lake Dam
  • Tilley B Reservoir
  • Snake Lake

Location: Brooks, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Eastern Irrigation District Dam Safety Reviews

Project Description:

  • Bassano Dam—complete
  • Lake Newell—complete
  • Crawling Valley Reservoir—complete
  • Rock Lake Dam—complete
  • Tilley B Reservoir—complete
  • Snake Lake—complete
Work included the review of files, reports, and related data from PFRA and the EID, field inspections, review of hydrology and structure capacities, analysis of dam stability and condition of structures, review of dam classification and review of associated documentation.

Location: Brooks, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Milk River Ridge Reservoir East Dam - Dam Breach Inundation Study

Project Description:
The work included a study of a dam breach and inundation mapping of the East Dam for 25 kilometres downstream of the dam.

Location: Raymond, Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

Oldman Dam - Dam Safety Review

Project Description:
The project consists of a 76m high dam, a concrete service spillway, 2 diversion tunnels and 2 drainage tunnels.

Location: Southern Alberta

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

TransAlta Utilities - Emergency Planning for Hydro Developments (Alberta)

Project Description:

Development of Emergency Preparedness Plans (EPP) and Emergency Response Plans (ERP) for TransAlta owned dams on the Bow River and North Saskatchewan River.

Location:

MPE's Role: Prime Consultant

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