Irrigation Rehabilitation Program 2011/2012 Status Report

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This annual Irrigation Rehabilitation Program (IRP) Status Report summarizes the expenditures and status of all IRP projects that were active during the construction period August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012.

The IRP began in 1969 and is a cost shared program between Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development and Alberta’s 13 irrigation districts. Since 1969 funding levels have varied between $600,000 and $33,400,000 per year. The 2011 funding allocations are shown in Table 1.

The provincial/irrigation district cost share ratio has varied since 1969, starting at 86% province - 14 % irrigation district, changing to 80% - 20% in 1994/95 and to 75% - 25% in 1995/96 and remains at that ratio today.

Irrigation Rehabilitation Financing Agreements are prepared annually between the Minister and each irrigation district. Projects must be approved by Irrigation Council prior to any project costs being paid for with cost shared funds, and all eligible project expenditures must be documented by Progress Certificates.

Circumstances may arise that require an irrigation district to change project priorities from time to time. As well, actual costs may differ from estimated costs because of various circumstances, i.e. poor working conditions due to weather, construction cost inflation, etc.

Information contained in this report was gathered from random monitoring (field visits) of project construction sites, records from the Water Resources Branch and the Irrigation Secretariat and information from irrigation district personnel.

The IRP funding is provided to the districts according to an inter-district allocation formula.

Irrigation District Project Construction Summaries


The following tables summarize the results of each district’s activities for 2011/2012.
Lists the IRP funding received by each district together with the district’s share.

Lists the IRP projects having substantial construction in each district with statistical data for each project.

Lists each district’s Major Works, Irrigation Capital Works and Planning Study expenditures, total funding allocation, and total expenditures. The expenditures are calculated from each district’s progress certificates submitted for the construction period.

Historical summary of total length and type of rehabilitation completed from 1969 to July 31, 2012.

Lists the length of existing distribution systems rehabilitated in each district to July 31, 2011, the length of rehabilitation within the 2011/2012 construction period, and the total length to July 31, 2012.

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This information published to the web on December 11, 2012.
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