Stories Tagged - Flood Mitigation
Aug. 23, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
March 05, 2021 | Gerald Vander Pyl
With another spring melt approaching, the risk of flooding is still a concern for many Albertans, despite protective measures
Almost four years after the Calgary flood of 2013, flood-damaged areas have been rebuilt and efforts are underway to protect the city with new flood mitigation measures.
In riverside communities, such as Sunnyside, which was mostly saved from the raging Bow River by a berm constructed in the 1930s, obvious signs of flooding are mostly gone, but memories still linger.
"There are some people – you can see it in them – when spring melt starts to come, you can see them get anxious, (wondering) what is going to happen?" said Charlie Lund, chair of the Infrastructure Group, with Hillhurst Sunnyside Community Association's Emergency Preparedness and Response Committee.
Oct. 23, 2019 | Andrea Cox
May 22, 2019 | Geoff Geddes
July 25, 2018 | Geoff Geddes
"When I got involved five years ago, I thought the City would be further along than they are now, but we have to appreciate that a ton of work has been done around flood mitigation," said Tony Morris, co-president of the Calgary River Communities Action Group. The grassroots organization advocates for upstream mitigation to protect thousands of homeowners across Calgary.