Welcome to the MD of Peace No. 135

2017 Dust Control
The M.D. will once again arrange to have calcium chloride placed in front of residences adjacent to municipal roads at the landowner’s cost. 100 metres in length will cost approximately $400. An Agreement for Dust Control will have to be signed and returned to the M.D. office by April 28, 2017 in order to take part in the program. Please call the M.D. office at 780-338-3845 for more information.  A copy of the Dust Control Agreement is attached here:  Agreement for Dust Control

Peace River Hazard Study Update

We would like to provide an update on the status of the Peace River Hazard Study. Substantial progress has been made since the multi-year study started in fall 2015. Survey and base data collection, the hydrology assessment, hydraulic modelling, and channel stability investigation work are all in late stages. The main focus of our consultant over the last number of months has been building the hydraulic and ice models, which will form the basis of all flood mapping products. Although substantial progress has been made on the study, delays associated with survey work and hydrology assessment resulted in a revised completion date. Originally expected to be finished this spring, technical work on the study is now expected to be complete by the end of the year. Hydraulic modelling and flood mapping require high-accuracy river survey and floodplain information, and we are committed to using the best quality data available for this study. Unfortunately, not all survey work could be completed prior to winter 2015, as originally anticipated. Supplementary survey work was required and was completed in spring 2016. Municipal stakeholders have supported this survey work.

Hydraulic modelling and flood mapping also require up-to-date flow estimates for a range of floods, including the 100-year flood. A hydrology assessment covering the Peace River basin was recently completed and will provide new flood frequency estimates for the Peace River and its tributaries for the Peace River Hazard Study. Although this work took longer than anticipated, we are committed to using the best flow information available for the study.

As stated above, the Peace River Hazard Study is expected to be complete by the end of this year. We recognize there will be tremendous stakeholder interest in any new flood mapping. Our study finalization process includes municipal review and public engagement for major components, as appropriate. More information about the Alberta Flood Hazard Identification Program can be found at www.floodhazard.alberta.ca. If you have any questions regarding this work, the project engagement specialist, Chris Leptich, can be contacted by email at christopher.leptich@gov.ab.ca, or by telephone at 403-355-2491.

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