Flooding along the Sheep River may be a thing of the past, as the Town of Okotoks has taken an environmental approach to managing storm water.
The town is constructing a riparian bio-retention management system for storm water run-off in conjunction with the North Railway Street operations centre. In plain language, the Town is planting vegetation and native plant species in a specific area where storm water collects, which will absorb volumes of water flowing from the operations centre. The water will then be naturally filtered through the ground before find its way back to the river or seeping outward to naturally occurring wells and aquifers. Follow up research will monitor its effectiveness.
What It Will Look Like
From an environment…