||Municipal District of Acadia No. 34
||Southern part of MD of Acadia, 160 km north of Medicine Hat, Alberta
Madawaska Consulting Ltd.
Bison Historical Resources Ltd.
Marv Anderson and Associates
Ursus Ecosystem Managment Ltd.
The study investigated the potential of irrigation development within the Municipal District of Acadia No. 34. Development scenarios of 13,600, 22,000 and 27,000 acres were investigated along with a pumped river diversion system pipeline, reservoir storage, canals, gravity pipelines and pressure pipeline systems.
M.D. of Acadia No. 34
An initial scoping review was undertaken to narrow down potential development alternatives, followed by conceptual design of three irrigation development scenarios. Work included review and assessment of irrigable land, crop mix and water requirements; development of infrastructure requirements, determination of the water availability in the Red Deer River and development of demand-deficit charts for each scenario, development of capital and O&M costs; completion of an economic analysis including Provincial, Regional and farm-based benefit-cost analysis, and review of development impacts on water quality, the physical environment and historical resources within the area.