Flooding in Calgary
This dial is updated daily by 10 a.m., Monday to Friday (excluding stat. holidays) from May 17 – July 15.
Conditions for June 22: Normal spring flow on Bow and Elbow rivers
How we're responding
- No impacts at this time. We’re continuing to monitor river conditions.
24-hour river forecast
- Very high snow melt rate was observed in the Bow basin yesterday and will continue at a similar rate today. Melt rate has slowed down in the Elbow basin due to rapidly receding snowpack.
- River flows will continue to recede today on the Elbow. Bow River flows will rise slightly today due to high rate of snow melt.
Next update: June 23, 2021
Be flood ready
High river flow season is May 15 - July 15
Calgary is better prepared today for flood events like the one in 2013. We’ve taken steps to reduce Calgary’s exposure to flood damage that have reduced our flood risk by about 50%. Learn more about our short and long-term actions and how we're also adapting our flood plans for COVID-19.
We can’t prevent flooding entirely, and it can happen quickly with little or no warning. Protecting our community and citizens from flooding is a shared responsibility – we all have a role to play. Take simple steps to be flood ready: know your flood risk, take action to prepare your home and family, and sign up for alerts to stay informed.
View flood maps
Know your flood risk. Search for your property on our flood mapping tool to see if you are at risk for flooding.
Prepare for flooding
Take steps to reduce flood damage to your home, and ensure your family knows what to do if a flood happens.
Sign up for e-mail alerts and find a list of flood notification resources, including City of Calgary emergency notices.