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Flood status update

This year marks the fifth anniversary of the 2013 flood, an event that touched the lives of all Calgarian families.

As come to the end of another flood readiness season, I would like to thank you for your feedback and engagement. Our Special Edition Town Hall this past May was an excellent opportunity for all of us to get an update from The City's Water Resources team in terms of the progress on flood mitigation as well as what work is left to do to ensure that our homes, downtown core and infrastructure is safer. We also heard from the Calgary Emergency Management Agency on how to prepare in advance of another flooding episode. We also received information on apps and websites that we can bookmark so that we are kept informed all year long.

The City has been working to put in place measures that can help control some of the flood risk and, at present, about 30 per cent of the flood risk mitigation has been completed. Park of the flood mitigation is work on the Glenmore Reservoir which will be completed in 2020. Discussions continue on the provincial Springbank Dry Dam project which was recently delayed by 10 months. While new funding has been announced for some inner city neighbourhoods (Inglewood, Hillhurst and Eau Claire) there is no agreement on upstream mitigation for the Bow River to date.

As always, please be ready in the event of a flood by have a 72-hour emergency kit and protecting your property as best as you can. To stay up to date with conditions and for more tips on flood preparedness, please visit Flood Readiness.

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