River flooding in Calgary

Updates and alerts on river conditions in Calgary. This page is updated daily during high river flow season, May 15 - July 15.

Current conditions

24-hour forecast

  • Mostly sunny with some overcast through the day and a low chance of showers this evening. Current long-term forecast over the next five days is showing precipitation in the range of 20-30 mm to wrap up on Monday. 
  • Flows on the Bow and Elbow Rivers are at normal range for this time of year, while the Elbow River is slightly below normal flow range for this time of year. 
  • Overland flooding is unlikely through the next five days based on current forecasts.

Last updated: June 30, 2022

These conditions are current at the time of writing. For real-time updates and advisories, 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.

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Flood resources

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.

When to report pooled water on your street

During intense rainfalls, storm drains can be temporarily overwhelmed and it may take some time for water to drain. In some areas of the city, we’ve installed a device in the storm drains to manage how fast water flows into the pipes from the storm drain that helps prevent the system from becoming overwhelmed with stormwater, avoiding water backups into basements or flooding into houses, garages and businesses.

If you see water pooling around storm drains and it hasn’t drained within 90 mins, take a photo and submit it via the 311 app or online request. This will help City crews respond on a priority basis. If safety is a concern or water is entering a building, contact 311 immediately.

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 more than 50%. Learn more about our short and long-term actions.

West Eau Claire Flood Barrier

Heritage Drive Flood Barrier