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Councillor Nancy Dodds presents a cheque to the Historical Society as part of the Town's Community Event Grants!
The Historical Society will be hosting two outdoor movies, keep an eye on the Drayton Valley Museums Facebook Page for details!The museum would like to give a big thank you to Councilwoman Nancy Dodds for presenting us with this cheque from the Town of Drayton Valley! We applied to the Community Event Grant to host two free public outdoor movies! Stay tuned for more information about what movies will be playing and when!

From left to right is: Councilwoman Nancy Dodds, Pam Schaub, Rebecca Fontana, and Sandra Blades.
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Councillor Nancy Dodds presents a cheque to the Historical Society as part of the Towns Community Event Grants!
The Historical Society will be hosting two outdoor movies, keep an eye on the Drayton Valley Museums Facebook Page for details!

UPDATE:
TransAlta is deferring a planned release of water from the spillway at its Bighorn Dam by 72-hours to Monday July 26th.

At present, the generating station is running at full capacity and spring inflows have decreased such that the reservoir’s water elevation is approaching an acceptable range.

TransAlta’s Hydro Operations team is monitoring the situation closely and, until it is resolved, will continue to work with the Government of Alberta to temporarily restrict access around the Bighorn Dam and adjacent area. The public is asked to avoid the area, respect posted signage and follow directions given by Conservation Officers and TransAlta staff to ensure their safety.

River Advisory:
TransAlta will be releasing water from the spillway at its Bighorn Dam starting Friday July 23, 2021. The spillway flows into the North Saskatchewan River west of Nordegg.

River flows will increase over several days and reach approximately 175 m³/s. This is at the upper end of normal river flows below the dam, is higher than seasonal water flows, and similar to what is experienced during spring melt.

The release is a proactive operation to manage water elevation in Lake Abraham. An ongoing maintenance outage at the generating station combined with high spring inflows has combined to make the release necessary.

TransAlta’s Hydro Operations team is working with the Government of Alberta to temporarily restrict access around the Bighorn Dam and adjacent area to allow the release to proceed safely. The public is asked to avoid the area, respect posted signage and follow directions given by Conservation Officers and TransAlta staff to ensure their safety.

TransAlta has advised communities downstream that the release event is to occur. Communities, outdoor enthusiasts and recreationists making use of the river should be aware of higher water levels and that the river may contain more sediment and debris than normally expected.

The public is asked to remain clear of all waterways immediately upstream and downstream of the facility as flows may change rapidly and without notice. Increased water volumes and fast flowing debris will present an elevated risk level to any river users during this period.”
• More info: rivers.alberta.ca/
• Staying safe around hydro facilities: transalta.com/hydro/water-safety/
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UPDATE:
TransAlta is deferring a planned release of water from the spillway at its Bighorn Dam by 72-hours to Monday July 26th. 

At present, the generating station is running at full capacity and spring inflows have decreased such that the reservoir’s water elevation is approaching an acceptable range. 

TransAlta’s Hydro Operations team is monitoring the situation closely and, until it is resolved, will continue to work with the Government of Alberta to temporarily restrict access around the Bighorn Dam and adjacent area.  The public is asked to avoid the area, respect posted signage and follow directions given by Conservation Officers and TransAlta staff to ensure their safety.

River Advisory:
TransAlta will be releasing water from the spillway at its Bighorn Dam starting Friday July 23, 2021. The spillway flows into the North Saskatchewan River west of Nordegg.

River flows will increase over several days and reach approximately 175 m³/s.  This is at the upper end of normal river flows below the dam, is higher than seasonal water flows, and similar to what is experienced during spring melt.

The release is a proactive operation to manage water elevation in Lake Abraham. An ongoing maintenance outage at the generating station combined with high spring inflows has combined to make the release necessary.

TransAlta’s Hydro Operations team is working with the Government of Alberta to temporarily restrict access around the Bighorn Dam and adjacent area to allow the release to proceed safely. The public is asked to avoid the area, respect posted signage and follow directions given by Conservation Officers and TransAlta staff to ensure their safety.

TransAlta has advised communities downstream that the release event is to occur. Communities, outdoor enthusiasts and recreationists making use of the river should be aware of higher water levels and that the river may contain more sediment and debris than normally expected.

The public is asked to remain clear of all waterways immediately upstream and downstream of the facility as flows may change rapidly and without notice. Increased water volumes and fast flowing debris will present an elevated risk level to any river users during this period.”
• More info: https://rivers.alberta.ca/
• Staying safe around hydro facilities: https://transalta.com/hydro/water-safety/

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Do they have an estimate on how long it will take in terms of days?

Elevated Experience Camping

No wheeling the spillway that weekend. 🤣

Can you still thr & over dam to get to Drayton Valley, violet grove ?

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