Flooding in Calgary
Calgary is better prepared today for flood events like the one in 2013.
Since the 2013 flood, we have taken steps to reduce Calgary’s exposure to flood damage. These actions have reduced our flood risk by about 50%.
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.
You can ease the stress of the flood season by taking 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.
Need more info? Sign up to receive the Flood readiness e-newsletter:Subscribe to Flood Newsletter
Current flood status
Do you live in a flood zone?
See Calgary's Flood Map.
Is it flooding?
See Alberta's current river flow.
View flood alerts and notices.
Spring 2020 outlook
This year we have a high snow pack in the mountains which may increase river flow, but this usually doesn't result in overbank flooding on its own.
There are many factors that influence flooding, but the most important is heavy rain fall upstream which happens between May 15 and July 15.
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.