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Flood Readiness

The risk of river flooding is the greatest in Calgary from May 15 to July. To help Calgarians understand the risk and prepare for potential flood events, The City of Calgary is hosting two flood readiness information sessions – one for the Bow River and one for the Elbow River.

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Calgarians are invited to attend presentations and meet with representatives from The City and the Province of Alberta to learn how they are currently prepared for potential flood events. TransAlta Utilities will be in attendance for the May 27 session to talk about their operations on the Bow River. For more information on what The City is doing to build flood resiliency and to sign up for The City’s Flood Readiness community e-newsletter visit

Bow River Flood Readiness Information Session 

Date: Wednesday, May 27
Location: Foothills Academy (745 37 Street N.W.)
Presentation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Open House: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. 

Elbow River Flood Readiness Information Session
Date: Thursday, May 28
Location: B’nai Tikvah Temple Social Hall (900 47 Avenue S.W.)
Presentation: 6:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Open House: 7:30 to 8:30 p.m.

How The City is preparing this spring?

From May 15 to July 15, when the risk of river flooding is the greatest in Calgary, The City reviews river and lake conditions, weather forecasts, soil moisture and mountain rainfall and snow melt rates daily in the Rocky Mountains. We use this information to work with Alberta’s River Forecast Centre to prepare for potential flood events. This is one step of many steps that helps The City understand, prepare for and, if necessary, respond to flood conditions. Monitoring what is happening upstream in the Rocky Mountains helps us build resiliency in Calgary.

Stay Informed

In addition to this newsletter, you can receive additional information alerts by downloading either of these mobile apps provided by the Province:
• Download the Alberta Rivers App to stay up to speed on river advisories and information
• Download the Alberta Emergency Alerts App to be notified of emergencies
Calgarians are encouraged to understand their flood risk and prepare for flood conditions by storing valuables on higher floors. Stay informed by visiting

Flood 2013 Recovery Update

There are a number of riverbank erosion site projects underway along our rivers. For safety sake, please read and follow all signs and directions in construction areas.
Visit for more information on these projects.

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This content represents the personal views and opinions of the Councillor and should not be taken as a statement of policy of The City of Calgary. The inclusion of any external content does not imply endorsement by The City of Calgary.

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