Astotin Creek Resiliency Study
Astotin Creek and its tributaries have experienced three major flooding events in the past ten years. These events have caused flooded farmland, damaged county roads and threatened homes and industrial infrastructure within the Astotin Basin.
To help manage current and future water issues, Strathcona County is undertaking a detailed study to understand historical changes and current conditions for the Astotin Creek basin.
The key goals of the study are to:
- Create an action plan that will address flood, drought and water quality issues in priority areas within the Astotin Creek basin
- Restore and enhance ecological connectivity and function in critical areas of the Astotin Creek basin
- Increase capacity, knowledge, awareness and participation by industrial landowners, private landowners and agricultural producers in activities that can restore and maintain critical areas and functions of Astotin Creek.
Extensive engagement with area landowners and stakeholders is required for the success of the study. Engagement expected to begin in early spring of 2021. Please watch this page for future engagement opportunities.