City of Calgary flood readiness program kicks off
With a higher-than-average snowpack, overland flooding affecting several Alberta communities, and the five-year anniversary of the 2013 southern Alberta flood, river flooding is top-of-mind for Calgarians.
River flooding is most likely to occur between May 15 and July 15, due to the combination of snow melt and heavy rainfall events.
The City of Calgary’s commitment to river flood management is ongoing, with upgrades underway to the Glenmore dam, the construction of community flood barriers, and continued work with the provincial government on upstream mitigation, such as the Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir.
Residents can search their address online to see if they are at risk from flooding, and the City has information available to help Calgarians prepare.