This flood barrier is located south of the water treatment plant, next to the multi-use path beside the river.
At this location there is an opportunity for the flood barrier to be either a wall or a back-filled wall. A back-filled wall looks similar to a half grass-covered embankment sloping up to a wall. A security fence would be installed on the top of the slope. See cross-sections on the next page for reference.
A wall here would protect the critical river water intake infrastructure, while minimizing the impact to the existing trail between the river and the water treatment plant. The space between the flood barrier and the path could be planted with local grasses or sod.
Trees and vegetation removed between the water treatment plant and the path in order to construct the barriers and allow for a buffer zone. The space between the flood barrier and the path could be planted with sod or local grasses.
This area is also close to a number of future projects that the City of Edmonton is planning such as Touch the Water. As a result, the exact alignment of this barrier may change to accommodate the goals and objectives of that project. Community feedback on this location will be considered in this decision and communicated to the City of Edmonton for inclusion in their project planning for Touch the Water.
At this location there are two options for a flood barrier:
What type of barrier do you prefer in this location?
When considering which barrier you prefer, there is an important consideration at this location:
- To secure the water treatment plant, security fences are required on top of the barrier.
- If a back-filled wall is chosen there would be a tall security fence needed on top of the embankment, approximately 2.5m high.
- A short security top would be needed on the wall, approximately 0.5m high.
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