2013 Flood Recovery Programs

The Government of Alberta has been working to respond to the immediate needs of our citizens and to stabilize Alberta’s infrastructure and communities. Environment and Parks supports our government’s goal to ensure Alberta and our communities can return to ‘business as usual’ as quickly as possible.

Environment and Parks has developed and enhanced existing programs to monitor the impacts and risks of the flood, and to also assist in rebuilding.

For more information on Government of Alberta flood recovery initiatives, please visit:

2013 Preliminary Peak Flow Values

Location Station Peak*
Bow River at Banff 05BB001 450 cms
Elbow River at Bragg Creek 05BJ004 860 cms
Bow River at Calgary 05BH004 1710 cms
Sheep River at Black Diamond 05BL014 760 cms**
Highwood River below Little Bow Canal 05BL004 754 cms**
Little Bow Canal at High River 05BL014 57 cms**
Oldman River near Lethbridge 05AD007 2370 cms
South Saskatchewan River at Medicine Hat 05AJ001 5600 cms
Red Deer River at Drumheller 05CE001 1310 cms
Red Deer River at Sundre 05CA010 899 cms

* All the peak values noted above are preliminary and approximate as measured in the field and are subject to change. The official peak flows will be estimated by Water Survey of Canada. Values are represented in Cubic Metres per Second (cms).
** This is the final reading before the gauge stopped transmitting.

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Updated: Apr 13, 2016