Below is the Flood Preparation Update for this week:
A flood information open house will be held Thursday, May 15, at Foothills Academy, 745 37 St. N.W., 6-8 p.m. Officials from The City and the Province will be on hand to answer citizen questions on flood recovery and preparation. The session is open to all.
UPDATE: Officials from Land Use Planning & Policy will be on hand to discuss proposed amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to align with the Province’s flood hazard area requirements
- The snowpack melt is a contributing factor to increased run-off. However, the single most important factor in determining the degree of flooding is rainfall in the watersheds.
- During the peak run-off season May 15-July 15, Water Resources’ river engineers monitor the rivers twice daily and produce analysis reports twice weekly.
- Last year’s floods have altered the rivers’ courses quite dramatically. In addition, there is additional debris such as trees and roots along banks. The Calgary Fire Department has re-issued a River Safety Advisory. Safety of citizens is a prime concern as the recreational river season approaches.
- The flood information on Calgary.ca has been amalgamated into a single location – Calgary.ca/floodinfo. Sections on Recovery, Preparation and Commemoration contain the relevant information. Among new additions this week:
- Neighbour Day, June 21 – a celebration of the spirit of Calgary
- Flood mapping – including inundation maps.
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