Deadhorse Coulee Reservoir Project

The Bow River Irrigation District is proposing to construct and operate the Deadhorse Coulee Reservoir project, a new reservoir located on the Bow River Irrigation District main canal, approximately 10 kilometres southeast of Enchant, Alberta. The reservoir would have a surface area of 470 hectares and a water storage capacity of 24.86 million cubic metres. The project is proposed to allow water storage for irrigation, and provide a location for the community to participate in sport fishing and other water-related activities.

Latest update

August 5, 2022 — The Minister of Environment and Climate Change has determined that the Deadhorse Coulee Reservoir Project proposed by the Bow River Irrigation District does not warrant designation under the Impact Assessment Act. The reasons for the Minister’s determination are provided in the Minister’s response.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
5 Minister's Response - August 5, 2022
4 Notice of Time Limit Resuming - May 30, 2022
3 Notice of Time Limit Suspension with Reasons - May 4, 2022


Deadhorse Coulee Reservoir Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
Canada Place
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037
Fax: 780-495-2876

  • Location

    • Enchant (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Dams and reservoirs
  • Assessment Status

  • Proponent

    Bow River Irrigation District
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Assessment not applicable
  • Reference Number


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Nearby assessments

...within 200 kilometres
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