Bow River Reservoir

The Alberta Government is assessing options to mitigate the impacts of both flood and drought on the Bow River. They are still in the feasibility phase. Click here to learn more. Subscribe for email updates from the province. 

The feasibility study continues to examine the flood and drought mitigation reservoir options identified in the conceptual assessment, with a focus on determining the technical feasibility of the 3 options as well as identifying the potential impacts and associated benefits, implementation requirements and costs of each reservoir option. Completion of the feasibility study is scheduled for December 2024. 

The feasibility study continues to look at 3 reservoir options in the Bow River basin, upstream of Calgary: 

  • Morley: A new reservoir between Seebe and Morley, on Stoney Nakoda Nations reserve lands 
  • Relocated Ghost Dam: An expansion of the existing Ghost Reservoir 
  • Glenbow East: A new reservoir between Cochrane and the Bearspaw Dam at the western edge of Calgary 

Bow River Reservoir Options Initiative - Timeline ( 

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