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Old 02-24-2024, 10:11 AM
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Unhappy Crowsnest River has run dry?

I'm floating around the south pole right now and I hear from home that the Crowsnest has run dry. I hope that is not true, but I know that it could be.

Lundbreck falls depends on that river not to mention one of the world's best trout streams.

What next?
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Old 02-24-2024, 11:13 AM
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Don't know about the river, but I'm down on the ice too. You in Macktown, or a tourist?
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Old 02-24-2024, 12:44 PM
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Trudeau desires to double the Canadian population in the next 25 years. The UPC is on the same page. Not sustainable at this rate.
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Scary situation.
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Old 02-25-2024, 10:39 AM
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Not good at all . We need more snow and more rain this year !
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I sure hope not....The crowsnest river is a fun river to fish from Coleman to Blairmore and below Lundbreck Falls....even catching fish while people have been swimming and floating all around ...
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I sure hope not....The crowsnest river is a fun river to fish from Coleman to Blairmore and below Lundbreck Falls....even catching fish while people have been swimming and floating all around ...
It's not dry. Not going dry. There is lots of snow in the mountains. It looks like it has for the past 50 years. The story published in the media is fantasy.........people creating stories to fit their narrative? I can't explain it otherwise.

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Old 03-12-2024, 04:57 AM
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Couldn't agree more CNP. That headline is completely false, whoever wrote that should be ashamed of themselves. I guess these days most articles in media do not require any truth or facts. Been here over 20 years and the river sure looks like it is at the typical level for this time of year.
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Couldn't agree more CNP. That headline is completely false, whoever wrote that should be ashamed of themselves. I guess these days most articles in media do not require any truth or facts. Been here over 20 years and the river sure looks like it is at the typical level for this time of year.
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Old 03-13-2024, 09:40 AM
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It's not dry. Not going dry. There is lots of snow in the mountains. It looks like it has for the past 50 years. The story published in the media is fantasy.........people creating stories to fit their narrative? I can't explain it otherwise.

I agree with you, but to be fair, the snow pack is garbage this year. I work in the area and can say it’s not like what it was 10-15 years ago.
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Old 03-14-2024, 07:31 AM
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CNP is right, there is water over the falls at Lundbreck, but to my eye, not a scientist at all, just a vert old fly fisherman, there is barely enough water for the fish.

The rest of the rivers south of Calagry to Lundbreck do not look good at all, some are not even running.

The really bad news is the Oldman dam resevoir, it is basically empty. The river runs in a small ditch between large mud flats. The board launches on the north shore are high and dry. People who have bought "lake friont" property have some for sale signs. Farmers who have cattle that need water to drink and to grow feed are in a very precarious situation.

I really feel like I'm closing the door after the horse got out but here goes; how long will it take to fill the resevoir? Where did all the water that was in there go? Are there rules about how much water can be removed?

Thanks fellows for all your help on this. We are all in this together and we need a solution that we can all live with right now.
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Old 03-16-2024, 10:36 AM
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CNP is right, there is water over the falls at Lundbreck, but to my eye, not a scientist at all, just a vert old fly fisherman, there is barely enough water for the fish.

The rest of the rivers south of Calagry to Lundbreck do not look good at all, some are not even running.

The really bad news is the Oldman dam resevoir, it is basically empty. The river runs in a small ditch between large mud flats. The board launches on the north shore are high and dry. People who have bought "lake friont" property have some for sale signs. Farmers who have cattle that need water to drink and to grow feed are in a very precarious situation.

I really feel like I'm closing the door after the horse got out but here goes; how long will it take to fill the resevoir? Where did all the water that was in there go? Are there rules about how much water can be removed?

Thanks fellows for all your help on this. We are all in this together and we need a solution that we can all live with right now.
News flash: I could hardly fish the Oldman below the reservoir last summer including Sept as they let all the water out instead of managing. Hence the reservoir is dry. Too much money to be made with sugar beets and corn I guess. The drought is nothing new, social media is….70s and early 80s were terrible drought years.
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CNP is right, there is water over the falls at Lundbreck, but to my eye, not a scientist at all, just a vert old fly fisherman, there is barely enough water for the fish.

The rest of the rivers south of Calagry to Lundbreck do not look good at all, some are not even running.

The really bad news is the Oldman dam resevoir, it is basically empty. The river runs in a small ditch between large mud flats. The board launches on the north shore are high and dry. People who have bought "lake friont" property have some for sale signs. Farmers who have cattle that need water to drink and to grow feed are in a very precarious situation.

I really feel like I'm closing the door after the horse got out but here goes; how long will it take to fill the resevoir? Where did all the water that was in there go? Are there rules about how much water can be removed?

Thanks fellows for all your help on this. We are all in this together and we need a solution that we can all live with right now.
The Crow is at normal levels for this time of year. Lots of water for the fish and the river is being fished regularly.
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Old 03-20-2024, 09:41 AM
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that the Crow was dry around Lundbreck. Why don't some of you ask the town of Pincher Creek how its going?

Only thing worse in this world than enviro "chicken littles" are the willful ignorant who blithely think humans have no impact on the environment, and that measurements and data don't matter. Up until very recent snowfalls, the snowpack along the southern Eastern Slopes was at near-record lows. Thank God for some recent precipitation. I digress.

But, ya gotta love *some* of the doggedly determined AO crowd; so many think southern AB is blessed with northern Sask/Man/Ont like water volumes. Unlimited resources, keep on keepin' on! lol. "There ain't no drought here!"

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that the Crow was dry around Lundbreck. Why don't some of you ask the town of Pincher Creek how its going?

Only thing worse in this world than enviro "chicken littles" are the willful ignorant who blithely think humans have no impact on the environment, and that measurements and data don't matter. Up until very recent snowfalls, the snowpack along the southern Eastern Slopes was at near-record lows. Thank God for some recent precipitation. I digress.

But, ya gotta love *some* of the doggedly determined AO crowd; so many think southern AB is blessed with northern Sask/Man/Ont like water volumes. Unlimited resources, keep on keepin' on! lol. "There ain't no drought here!"

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Here’s hoping this snow storm drops a ton of snow down south, drove through the crows nest pass this last weekend, 18 degrees and next to no snow on some of the mountains near the road, we’re going to need a lot of snow and rain to fill the reservoirs and keep river levels decent this year just because we are playing catch-up
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that the Crow was dry around Lundbreck. Why don't some of you ask the town of Pincher Creek how its going?

Only thing worse in this world than enviro "chicken littles" are the willful ignorant who blithely think humans have no impact on the environment, and that measurements and data don't matter. Up until very recent snowfalls, the snowpack along the southern Eastern Slopes was at near-record lows. Thank God for some recent precipitation. I digress.

But, ya gotta love *some* of the doggedly determined AO crowd; so many think southern AB is blessed with northern Sask/Man/Ont like water volumes. Unlimited resources, keep on keepin' on! lol. "There ain't no drought here!"

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The title of the op is "The Crowsnest River has run dry?" It hasn't. That is what we are discussing here.

The MD, not the town of Pincher Creek, has water issues because the Oldman Reservoir is low. In fact the MD of Pincher Creek is now getting it's water from the Crowsnest River.

The Crowsnest River is not the only contributor to the Oldman Reservoir.

Who you calling willfully ignorant?

Ok lets clarify things The Crowsnest River originates at Crowsnest Lake and runs E for 50 km or so and terminates in the Oldman Reservoir N of Cowley. Water levels are normal throughout it's course.

Snowpack is probably near average, so I guess the Crow isn't going to go dry this year either lol.

Create your own thread for the "chicken littles" and "willfully ignorant" to comment or stay on track on this thread.

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local...ater-last-year

https://shootinthebreeze.ca/md-confi...media-reports/

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David Desabrais, utilities and infrastructure manager for the rural municipality refuted a claim made that the Crowsnest River had dried up.
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It's not dry. Not going dry. There is lots of snow in the mountains. It looks like it has for the past 50 years. The story published in the media is fantasy.........people creating stories to fit their narrative? I can't explain it otherwise.

Agree completely.
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