Flooding on the Elbow

In 1996, 2005 and 2013, the Elbow River watershed experienced severe flood events which caused significant damage to local infrastructure and changes in the river patterns. The Government of Alberta is currently studying options for flood mitigation in our most flood-prone watersheds, including the Elbow, and is funding a number of watershed resiliency and restoration efforts. The following links provide more information on flood projects and studies related to the Elbow River watershed. 

Flood Mitigation

Springbank Off-Stream Reservoir

Alberta Government Flood Hazard Identification Program

Other Flood Related Studies