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Flood mitigation

Flood mitigation - is the City ready?

Is the city ready for the potential high river flows?

Below, you will find a number of projects The City is working on to help mitigate the impact of future flooding in Calgary. For more details, visit Flood Mitigation and Recovery Projects.

Riverbank erosion sites
Restoration work on six critical riverbank erosion sites to a higher level of protection. Identifying and prioritizing other riverbank erosion sites needing repair.

Stormwater drainage recovery and resiliency
Upgrading stormwater drainage systems, and identifying and prioritizing outfalls and water storage sites requiring repair and upgrade work.

Sandbagging and other temporary barriers
Reviewing the use of temporary berms to improve their design and construction. Working with the Province of Alberta and suppliers to secure response supplies like sandbags and flood tubes for deployment.

Improving emergency response
Using lessons learned from the 2013 flood to improve emergency response plans, including designing and building temporary barriers quicker, and making evacuation plans and emergency erosion protection protocols more efficient.