projects

Irrigation Priorities (2021 – 2028)

2022/2023

Construction Update

Scheduled 2022 – 2023 SMRID Rehabilitation Projects

#

Project Name

Project Description

Engineer

Budget

1

Bow Island Lateral 10

Pipeline and canal reclamation

SMRID

$19.7 M

2

Bow Island Lateral 22

Pipeline and canal reclamation

Wood

$5.525 M

3

South Medicine Hat Lateral 3

Pipeline and canal reclamation

Stantec

$5.85 M

4

Sauder Reservoir Lateral 34

Pipeline and canal reclamation, pump station

MPE

$4.2 M

5

North Burdett Lateral 5

Pipeline and canal reclamation

SMRID

$2.34 M

6

West Medicine Hat Lateral 2

Inlet structure and tie-in, canal reclamation. Some incidental pipeline work

MPE

$2 M

7

Chin 4 / Chin 5

Pipeline and canal reclamation

Wood

$5.148 M

8

Cameron Lateral Phase 6

Pipeline and canal reclamation

MPE

$5 M

9

North Fincastle West Pipeline

Pipeline

SMRID, MPE

$3.2 M

10

Lateral 1B Barnwell Pipeline

Pipeline and canal reclamation

SMRID

$1.007 M

Total 2022/2023 SMRID Construction

$53.97 M

Modernization

SMRID Modernization Projects

The St. Mary River Irrigation District is part of Alberta Irrigation Modernization (AIM) program announced by the Government of Canada, the Province of Alberta, and 10 irrigation districts in the fall of 2020-2021. The program enables a financial investment of $932.7 million funded by the districts, the Government of Alberta, and the Government of Canada through the Canada Infrastructure Bank to support infrastructure rehabilitation projects and the construction or enlargement of up to four off-stream irrigation storage reservoirs. Modernization projects included in this program will have numerous benefits including water use efficiency improvements through reduction of evaporation, seepage, and spills. Increased water use efficiency will improve water security and mitigate increasing variability in the water supply as a result of climate change.

View the projects that SMRID will be undertaking for the modernization program.