Cougar Creek

Earlier this month we rode our bikes from Three Sisters, through town to the other side of the valley, to take a firsthand look at Cougar Creek – the site of so much flood damage in June. We thought we had a pretty good sense of how extensive the damage would be, given all the television, YouTube and social media coverage during peak water flow, but we were shocked by how much damage the now non-existent creek did over just a few short days…

Temporary repair work underway along Cougar Creek, downstream of Elk Run Blvd.

Temporary repair work underway along Cougar Creek, downstream of Elk Run Blvd.

Temporary repair work underway along Cougar Creek, upstream of Elk Run Blvd.

Temporary repair work underway along Cougar Creek, upstream of Elk Run Blvd.

An overview of post-flood Cougar Creek taken from the benchland across the Bow Valley

A overview of post-flood Cougar Creek taken from the benchland across the Bow Valley

All four lanes of the TransCanada Highway have re-opened. The work currently underway along Cougar Creek is temporary, aimed at controlling the run-off from any summer storms. Town officials plan to consult with hydrologists and other experts before finalizing plans for permanent repairs / flood-mitigation measures. For the sake of all those with homes and businesses near the creek, we hope the permanent fix is completed before next spring’s run-off.

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