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Do you have any amenities you would like to see incorporated into the design of the flood barriers? Examples could include seating, murals or interpretive signage. If so, send us an email with your ideas to
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We are early in the planning and design process to determine how to protect the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant in a situation where the North Saskatchewan River overtops its banks. The results of our preliminary engineering and design studies show that permanent flood barriers will be needed in key locations around the E.L. Smith Water Treatment Plant to ensure that the drinking water supply for Edmonton (and the surrounding areas) is protected in the event of a major flood. These locations are shown on the map below.
Using a combination of earthen embankments and flood walls can help minimize impacts to existing treed areas. Design concepts for discussion are being coordinated with other initiatives, such as the City's Ribbon of Green master plan to ensure that the location and design of these barriers coordinate with other plans underway in the area.