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.
Astotin Basin area map
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.
The study will include an ecological assessment and hydrological and hydraulic analyses. Stormwater management planning and the development of a Resiliency Action Plan will be accompanied by community and stakeholder engagement.
The Three Es
These three elements must be balanced when making decisions about Astotin Creek. The actions in the resiliency plan will reflect community and stakeholder input, sound engineering practices, and the need for a sustainable creek environment.
Extensive engagement with area landowners and stakeholders is required for the success of the study. Please watch this page for future engagement opportunities.
View our virtual open house, that was held on August 11, 2021
Project engagement timelines
- Phase 1 - Summer 2021
- Phase 2 - Fall 2021
Join our study team in documenting as many species as you can! Simply upload your photos of birds, plants, mammals, moss, lichen, mushrooms and insects to either or . Your contributions will be used to help understand more about the species that call our community home.