The Glenmore Dam has been key part of Calgary's water infrastructure system since the early 1930's. The wear and tear the dam has experienced over 85 years of service, and the ever increasing demands of a growing city, mean the time has come for an extensive upgrade. These improvements will not only extend the life of the dam, but will help manage our drinking water supply and give us the ability to better control low and high river flows.
The first phase of the project involved moving the water and gas utility lines, which ran across the top of the dam, to a new tunnel excavated underneath the Elbow River. Work is now beginning on Phase II, which includes a new bridge deck with better access for maintenance and pathway users, concrete work on the face of the dam, and a new steel gate and hoist system.
While the normal maximum operating levels of the reservoir remains the same, the new gate system will provide greater flexibility to manage reservoir storage during low flows in the winter and high flows in the spring.
About the project
Construction Duration: Construction is expected to take approximately 2 ½ years to complete and will begin September 2017.
To learn more about this project, and to see renderings of what the dam and pathway will look like once construction is complete, citizens are welcome to visit calgary.ca/glenmoreupgrades.
Jaimè Croft, B.Comn, B.A.
Water Resources/Water Services
The City of Calgary | Mail Code #412
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PO Box 2100, Station M, Calgary, AB, Canada T2P 2M5
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