Flood study being done of Whelp Brook in Lacombe County

Landowners’ co-operation is sought

A flood study of Whelp Brook is being undertaken this spring in Lacombe County.

Some lands within the draft Lacombe Intermunicipal Development Plan contain portions of the brook, so Lacombe County and the City of Lacombe are carrying out a flood mapping study to ensure future developments are protected against possible flood damage.

It’s prudent to gauge the extent of spring flooding around Whelp Brook to determine whether certain properties, identified in the plan, are develop-able,” said Anita O’Driscoll, seniors planner with Lacombe County.

MPE Engineering was hired to do the study and information was sent to the affected landowners. They are being asked to allow personnel from the engineering firm onto their properties, if needed, to undertake the required work, which will be of public benefit.

The draft development plan was generally well received when 115 people attended a public open house on Feb. 28.

For additional information, please call 403-782-8389 or 403-782-6666, Ext. 228.

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