Alberta Government Announces Flood Prevention Funding

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Glenmore Dam is overwhelmed by flood waters in 2013. | James Anderson via Getty Images
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CALGARY — The Alberta government says $297 million will be spent on flood protection to prevent a repeat of 2013.

About $150 million will be dedicated to flood mitigation projects in Calgary.

Those projects include a new reservoir west of the city to combat extreme water levels of the Elbow River.

About 120,000 people in southern Alberta were affected after heavy rain fell over two days in June 2013.

The deluge wiped out roads and bridges and swamped streets, homes, and vehicles.

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the plan that will best protect communities as well as the economy.

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