City of Cal­gary flood readi­ness pro­gram kicks off

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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.

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