River flooding in Calgary

Conditions for June 1: Normal spring flow on Bow and Elbow rivers

bow and elbow levels
bow and elbow levels

24-hour river forecast

  • There is no anticipated risk of river flooding for the next five days, based on current forecasts.
  • Localized showers and the risk of thunderstorms are possible throughout the catchment over the next five days.
  • Some sustained showers (10-15 mm catchment average) are expected today.
  • No significant impact to streamflows in Calgary are expected from the forecast rainfall.

How we're responding

  • No impacts at this time.
  • We’re continuing to monitor river conditions.


Stay informed

Weather and river conditions in Calgary can change quickly and without notice.

Next update: June 2, 2023

Conditions are updated daily, Monday to Friday (excluding stat. holidays) from mid-May to mid-July. 

High river flow season is May 15 - July 15

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Flood resources

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.

  • 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. Find preparation resources on this page, including guides in Traditional and Simplified Chinese.

  • 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

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 55%. Learn more about our short and long-term actions.

West Eau Claire Flood Barrier

Heritage Drive Flood Barrier