In June 2013, a significant rainfall event in Southern Alberta occurred over a three day period that triggered debris floods on a number of creeks in Kananaskis, AB including Ribbon Creek. The floods damaged existing nearby Ribbon Creek Day Use Area infrastructure and deposited large amounts of debris in the bed of Ribbon Creek.
SweetTech was retained by Alberta Parks to provide a practical design of additional flood mitigation and protection works for the creek. The work included river engineering, flood protection, bank stabilization, erosion protection, and parking lot, bridge, and road protection measures.
SweetTech provided full concept design, detailed design, and construction administration support to this project. Additionally SweetTech coordinated a full site aerial drone survey of Ribbon Creek Day Use Area and nearby Kovach Pond Day Use Area to gather current survey data and aerial imagery.