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Alberta Environment's weir safety program : options for rehabilitation to improve public safety : a case study of the Calgary weir

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Abstract

Alberta Environment Water Management Operations (WMO) owns and operates 46 dams and 800 kilometres of canals in Alberta. The WMO consists of 120 staff and several contract operators to take care of this infrastructure. Most of the infrastructure supplies water for irrigation use, which adds 5 billion dollars to the provincial economy annually. Other water uses include stock watering, domestic use, municipal use, recreational use and habitat. Alberta Environment's weir safety program was also discussed along with options for rehabilitation to improve public safety. A case study of Calgary's Weir Dam on the Bow River was highlighted. A brief history of the dam was offered and safety programs around provincially-owned weirs were discussed. Photographs were included to illustrate some of the additional safety measures at the Calgary weir, such as suspended safety buoys upstream of the boom directing paddlers to the portage trail, and signage on the river that can be activated when the boom is out. Typical river users on the Calgary Bow River and safety history at the Calgary Weir were discussed along with other topics such as the Calgary Bow River weir project criteria; project design progress; pre-feasibility options; scale modelling; final design analysis; construction funding; and  More>>
Authors:
Blakely, D [1] 
  1. Alberta Environment, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Publication Date:
Jul 01, 2009
Product Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: The Canadian Dam Association workshop on public safety around dams, Ottawa, ON (Canada), 4-5 Mar 2009; Other Information: Day 2; Online publication; Related Information: In: Proceedings of the Canadian Dam Association workshop on public safety around dams, [500] pages.
Subject:
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; HYDROELECTRIC POWER PLANTS; DAMS; SAFETY; ACCIDENTS; HAZARDS; SAFEGUARDS; URBAN AREAS; ALBERTA
OSTI ID:
21240150
Research Organizations:
Canadian Dam Association, Edmonton, AB (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0905181
Availability:
Available from the website of the Canadian Dam Association at http://www.cda.ca/
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
page(s) 1-8
Announcement Date:
Dec 11, 2009

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Citation Formats

Blakely, D. Alberta Environment's weir safety program : options for rehabilitation to improve public safety : a case study of the Calgary weir. Canada: N. p., 2009. Web.
Blakely, D. Alberta Environment's weir safety program : options for rehabilitation to improve public safety : a case study of the Calgary weir. Canada.
Blakely, D. 2009. "Alberta Environment's weir safety program : options for rehabilitation to improve public safety : a case study of the Calgary weir." Canada.
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author = {Blakely, D}
abstractNote = {Alberta Environment Water Management Operations (WMO) owns and operates 46 dams and 800 kilometres of canals in Alberta. The WMO consists of 120 staff and several contract operators to take care of this infrastructure. Most of the infrastructure supplies water for irrigation use, which adds 5 billion dollars to the provincial economy annually. Other water uses include stock watering, domestic use, municipal use, recreational use and habitat. Alberta Environment's weir safety program was also discussed along with options for rehabilitation to improve public safety. A case study of Calgary's Weir Dam on the Bow River was highlighted. A brief history of the dam was offered and safety programs around provincially-owned weirs were discussed. Photographs were included to illustrate some of the additional safety measures at the Calgary weir, such as suspended safety buoys upstream of the boom directing paddlers to the portage trail, and signage on the river that can be activated when the boom is out. Typical river users on the Calgary Bow River and safety history at the Calgary Weir were discussed along with other topics such as the Calgary Bow River weir project criteria; project design progress; pre-feasibility options; scale modelling; final design analysis; construction funding; and proposed changes to the safety program for the new weir configuration. figs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {2009}
month = {Jul}
}