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.
*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:
- Fantastic fluvial geomorphology along Hwy 40 in Kananaskis Country (Video: Alberta Parks)
- Water release from the Oldman Reservoir in SW Alberta (Video: Bart Aleman; note I don’t recommend putting your life in danger to get these shots…)
- Cougar Creek, Canmore, flowing over the TransCanada Hwy 1 (Video: Dan Hudson)
Most media coverage is missing a map showing all the major flooding locations. This is critical…
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