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Fort McMurray, Alberta – Flood Protection 

In April of 2020, an ice jam roughly 25 kilometres long on the Athabasca River flooded downtown Fort McMurray, Alta. This event forced 13,000 people out of their homes, and caused more than $250 million in damages. In the winter months of 2020, the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo took action in order to prepare for the 2021 river breakup. Hydra was awarded several areas in need of temporary flood protection. Hydra crews delivered and deployed more than 100 Triple Dams around the cities’ downtown core. Once the threat of flooding had passed, Hydra crews returned to remove the equipment and begin the recertification process for next year.

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