Water, water, everywhere…

I’ve spent a lot of time in the areas of Alberta affected by recent flooding. I’ve lived in Calgary and Lethbridge and trekked all about the foothills. I also fought forest fires there. Here is a synopsis of the recent flooding event(s) there, which are ongoing downstream. There is sure to be more to follow.

Watershed Moments: Thoughts from the Hydrosphere

*Note: this post was subsequently picked up by rabble.ca, which “features some of the best new and emerging progressive voices in Canada”.

By now you’ve likely heard about the flooding in Alberta. While much of the media focus has been on Calgary, High River and Canmore, flooding has been significant across the province and into Saskatchewan and British Columbia.

To grab your attention right off the top, let’s start with some pics and videos that have been making the rounds on social media:

Most media coverage is missing a map showing all the major flooding locations. This is critical…

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