A preliminary review commissioned by the town indicates the implementation of the Glenbow East reservoir option could have a more significant impact on Cochrane than originally stated in its phase 1 conceptual assessment.

Tonight, Urban Systems is scheduled to provide details on potential impacts upon existing and future town infrastructure to town council. It states it's imperative for the province to complete a full assessment so the town can fully understand the impacts of the Glenbow East option.

The preliminary review commissioned by the town examines the potential impact upon existing and future infrastructure, including stormwater systems, homes, transportation corridors, including the Jack Tennant Memorial Bridge, trails and pathways, water and wastewater facilities, the SLS Centre and the Bow RiversEdge Campground.

It also questions whether it would cause further ice damming along the Bow.

Jeromy Farkas, Glenbow Ranch Park Foundation executive director, is calling on park supporters to fill the council chambers tonight to hear the presentation. He's been spearheading the opposition to the Glenbow East option that would have a crippling impact upon several Bow River parks in the Calgary area, including the Glenbow Ranch and recently opened Haskayne Legacy parks.

But he's also concerned for Cochrane, the impact it will have on existing and future infrastructure and the finances of the town.

"To be crystal clear, we want to see the town take a formal position in opposition of this project. It just doesn't make sense for a number of different reasons. The social, environmental and economic impacts are significant. At the end of the day, we need a project like the Ghost expansion. This would help save both Cochrane and Calgary rather than just Calgary alone."

It was recently confirmed only the Glenbow East and Ghost Reservoir options are now being considered. As long suspected, a third one in the Stoney Nakoda Nation has been taken off the table.