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Heavy Rainfall Expected Week of June 13

UPDATE: June 15, 4:30 p.m.

Environment Canada and the Alberta River Forecast Center have downgraded a Flood Watch for the Bow River and Elbow River to a high streamflow advisory.

Rocky View County emergency management crews confirm that water levels are expected to remain within flood barrier structures, and the risk of widespread flooding has passed.

We will continue to monitor the water levels across the County throughout the flood season. Thank you to residents for your continued vigilance. Thank you also to the Rocky View County emergency management team and the Alberta Emergency Management Agency for their continued monitoring and support.

Residents are advised to avoid rivers during this period of high-water flow. For information on high streamflow warnings, please visit rivers.alberta.ca.


UPDATE: June 14, 2:00 p.m.

Rocky View County continues to monitor water levels along the Bow River and Elbow River following the Flood Watch declared on June 13, 2022.

Flood barrier structures are functioning as intended and there is currently no riverbank flooding within the County. We remain confident in recent flood mitigation upgrades within our community. Residents are asked to remain diligent and continue to avoid rivers during this period of high-water flow.


Environment Canada and the Alberta River Forecast Center have issued a Flood Watch for both the Bow River and Elbow River.

Water levels across southern and central Alberta are expected to increase. The amount of forecasted rain has the potential to raise flow rates, but it is not anticipated to cause any riverbank flooding within the County.

Residents are reminded to exercise extreme caution around any water body and be aware of areas known to easily flood such as streams and drainage channels. Avoid rivers if possible and continue to respect any signage and barricades.

The river flow peak is expected to occur during the evening of Tuesday, June 14. The County Emergency Management team will remain engaged with Environment Canada, the River Forecasting Centre, and the Provincial Operation Centre until water levels decline and the Flood Watch status is removed.

Rocky View County has completed a flood preparation plan and is ready. The flood barrier structures for the hamlet of Bragg Creek are fully operational. If the Flood Watch status is upgraded to a Flood Warning, timely and accurate information will be shared through our Safe & Sound notification service.

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