River flooding in Calgary
Conditions for June 1: Normal spring flow on Bow and Elbow rivers
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.
Weather and river conditions in Calgary can change quickly and without notice.
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- For real-time updates and advisories, see Alberta’s current river flow.
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
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.
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.