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Flooding in Calgary

Flooding can occur at any time with little to no warning. May 15 to July 15 is when we receive our largest rainfalls and are most likely to experience flooding.

Understand, prepare and stay informed by knowing your flood ​risk and how to prepare for flood conditions.

For a history of the 2013 flood, see Calgary 2013 flood.

  • Types of flooding
  • Flow rates
  • Monitoring Calgary's rivers
  • Prepare ahead
  • What to do during a flood
  • Flood Readiness Guide
  • Understand emergency alerts
  • Check current river flows
  • Check your flood risk
  • Are you building or renovating? Check your regulatory flood zone
  • The City's Flood Mitigation Strategy
  • Flood protection: what we've done and what we're doing
  • Returning home after a flood
  • Cleaning up after a flood
  • Health-related information

Join us in person:

Flood Preparedness Open House
for Bow River Communities

Tuesday, May 15, 2018
Start time: 7:00 p.m.
Foothills Academy
745 37th Street N.W.

Councillor Farkas' Flood Readiness
Town Hall for Elbow River Communities

Thursday, May 17, 2018
Start time: 7:00 p.m.
Elbow Park Community Centre
800 34 Avenue S.W.

Stay conn​ected

Sign up for email updates to receive news and notices related to flood.

Current river status

Learn about river flow rates and how they may impact you.

Check Alberta’s River Monitoring Centre for Bow and Elbow River flow information.

Get involved

The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) is conducting an environmental assessment for the proposed Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir project.  Public comments are being accepted until June 15, 2018. For more information, visit the CEAA webpage.