Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project - Public Comments Invited

OTTAWA, Jan. 25, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency is conducting a comprehensive study environmental assessment for the Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project located in Alberta. The public is invited to comment on the Comprehensive Study Report for this proposed project.

The Comprehensive Study Report includes the Agency's conclusions and recommendations regarding the implementation of appropriate mitigation measures and whether or not the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.

The Report and more information on this project are available on the Agency's website at registry reference number 49421).

Copies of the Comprehensive Study Report are also available for viewing at the following locations:

Alberta Transportation, Southern Regional Office
Administration Building, Third Floor
909-3 Ave North
Lethbridge  AB
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
CDI Building #425, 10115 100A Street
Edmonton AB
Alberta Transportation, Calgary District Office
Willowglen Business Park, Second Floor
803 Manning Road NE
Calgary AB

Written comments in either official language must be sent by February 24, 2013 to:

Little Bow Reservoir Rehabilitation and Upgrading Project
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
CDI Building #425, 10115 100A Street
Edmonton, AB, T5J 2W2
Tel.: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876

This is the final public comment period of the environmental assessment of the project. After this public comment period, the Minister of the Environment will take into consideration the Comprehensive Study Report along with comments received from the public and Aboriginal groups and issue an environmental assessment decision statement.

This project was assessed using a science-based under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act.

The Proposed Project

Alberta Transportation on behalf of Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development propose to upgrade the dam structures and associated canals in the Little Bow reservoir and to replace the control structure in the canal connecting the Travers and Little Bow reservoirs. These works will increase the surface area of the Little Bow reservoir from 6.16 sq. km to 8.86 sq. km and allow the Little Bow and Travers reservoirs to be operated in tandem under a common fully supply level.

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency administers the federal environmental assessment process, which identifies the environmental effects of proposed projects and measures to address those effects, in support of sustainable development. 

SOURCE: Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency

For further information:

Media may contact:
Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency
Céline Legault
Communications Advisor
Tel.: 613-957-0278

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