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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 18: Normal spring flow on Bow and Elbow rivers


How we're responding

  • River levels have risen slightly, so we’re temporarily closing pathways that may be flooded in low-lying areas. 

What you should do

24-hour river forecast

  • Snowmelt has been high due to warm temperatures over the past five days.
  • River flows are now gradually receding and are within the normal seasonal range.  Bow and Elbow River flows are expected to rise slightly due to forecasted rain tomorrow. 

Next update: June 21, 2021

To stay up to date on river conditions and advisories this weekend, see Alberta’s current river flow. Please remember that weather and river conditions in Calgary can change quickly and without notice – sign up for alerts.

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.

Need more info?

Sign up for our e-newsletter, sent every Friday during flood season for river conditions, tips and project updates

View past issues

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.

Stay Informed

Sign up for e-mail alerts and find a list of flood notification resources, including City of Calgary emergency notices.

Flood mitigation projects

West Eau Claire Flood Barrier

Heritage Drive Flood Barrier

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