The Provincial Government plans to work with Drumheller in re-mapping the rivers, paying careful attention to the rivers habits during flood season.
Flood Mitigation is important to any thriving community near water and Drumheller is in need of an upgrade in the near future. What needs to be done first is the mapping of the current river water-bodies that flow around the Drumheller area.
"Every so many years, they (the province) update the river mapping, by doing a survey and (re-)mapping of it," explained Drumheller CAO, Darryl Drohomerski. "They started the work in June of this year. It's a couple-year-long project before the new river maps are released."
The province announced funding for river projects throughout Alberta sometime before the summer and Drumheller's area will have a portion of said funds go towards the re-mapping of the Red Deer River.
"By working with the province this time around, we want to make sure they are including all of the dyking and flood mitigation measures that have been in place for a number of years; and that will only get improved in the next couple of years," Drohomerski said.
"Let's acknowledge that we are a flood community but at the same time; that we are doing our best to prevent floods from happening," he concluded. "We want to make sure that the mapping is reflective to what is actually out there."
The Town of Drumheller is at the table with the provincial government, making their needs heard for the community they serve.