Caution | Mandatory Outdoor Water Restrictions

Due to continued dry conditions, mandatory Stage 1 Outdoor Water Restrictions are in place until further notice.

Visit Calgary.ca/restrictions for more information.

Flood resiliency improvements since 2013

Flood resiliency improvements since 2013

Protecting Calgary's communities and investments


  • From all three levels of government

  • 2,210 additional properties will be protected to at least a 1:100 level when Sunnyside barrier and SR1 is complete in 2025

  • more protection from flooding than before 2013

    Once Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir is completed in 2025

Protecting Calgary's river valleys

  • 101 riverbank protection and riparian projects
  • 8,800 metres of Bow and Elbow riverbanks are now rehabilitated and protected from erosion

Upstream reservoirs

Glenmore Reservoir and Dam (Elbow River)

  • 2x capacity
  • New, higher and faster gates to control water flow
  • 2.5x more responsive
  • 20 million cubic metres capacity

Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir (Elbow River)

  • Operational 2025
  • 70.2 million cubic metres capacity

Ghost Reservoir (Bow River)

  • Agreement in place between GoA and TransAlta until 2026
  • 70 million cubic metres capacity

Preparing for flood season

  • Investments in forecasting, research, technology and expertise
  • Faster response rate for flood protection and notification
  • Regular flood and emergency team training and exercises

Supporting and empowering communities

100+ community flood preparedness events, presentations and workshops.

Flood Resources

  • Learn about flood resilience and tips
  • View flood maps
  • See daily updates on river conditions during flood season
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