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Old 06-21-2013, 07:05 PM
 
Location: British Columbia ☀️ ♥ 🍁 ♥ ☀️
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State of emergency declared - Check out the dramatic pictures people are sending in to CBC of all the massive flooding in their towns and communities. Apparently Alberta has never seen flooding like this.

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Old 06-21-2013, 07:33 PM
 
Location: Jesusland
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Our prayer goes to them
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Old 06-22-2013, 12:22 AM
 
Location: Canada
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Indeed, my thoughts are with our countrymen in Alberta, let's hope this is as bad as it'll get and that the banks don't overflow any further
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Old 06-22-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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It's f---ing wet out here.

I'm high and dry, personally, but things are pretty wild.

The girlfriend's parents are from High River - they got air evac'd out on Thursday. They said there was water up over the windows of the first floor at their house, but the windows were holding and there was only a bit seeping in. Hopefully they hold. Won't know until it's safe for them to go back.


Power and cell service were out for us for a bit, though both have returned. Most of the bridges close by are shut down and they've evacuated low lying areas of the county.

My worry right now is that parts of the upper Bow and Sheep River basins got hammered with storms again - Sheep River got something like 325mm of rain from Wednesday to last night. This may get worse before it gets better.

I should add: To quantify how much water there is right now - the Oldman River is flowing at about 2600 m3/s. Average flows for this time of year are about 400 m3/s.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Calgary, AB
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Wow, serious business. I live in Sunnyside, four blocks north of the Bow. I live 12 storeys up so my property is fine, but the neighbourhood is trashed. I was evacuated early on Friday morning, haven't seen the place since. I'm one of the lucky ones, I'll have a home to go back to in a few days.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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Wow, serious business. I live in Sunnyside, four blocks north of the Bow. I live 12 storeys up so my property is fine, but the neighbourhood is trashed. I was evacuated early on Friday morning, haven't seen the place since. I'm one of the lucky ones, I'll have a home to go back to in a few days.
I've had a look at a few of those pictures of Calgary - definitely a mess up there, too. Glad to hear your place is high and dry, at least. Hopefully, they can get everything cleaned up quickly.

Looks like this thing is spreading, too. They've got Edmonton and surrounding parts of central Alberta under a high water watch now. Looks like the North Saskatchewan is flowing at about double its usual volume at the moment.
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:45 AM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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^^ What's that mean for Athabasca, Stubblejumper? Just curious, as my brother lives up there. Think he's far enough north to avoid this?
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Bragg Creek Flood 2013 House Breaking - YouTube
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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^^ What's that mean for Athabasca, Stubblejumper? Just curious, as my brother lives up there. Think he's far enough north to avoid this?
I think so. There's no alerts anywhere in the Athabasca Basin. River volume at the town of Athabasca appears about average. It looks a little high further upstream, but not exceedingly so. I think most of the heavy rains fell further south (The North Saskatchewan originates in Banff Nat'l Park then flows north to Edmonton).

You can watch the water levels in the rivers here (just pick the appropriate area, choose a monitoring station and choose figure, as they're easier to read):

Environment: Alberta River Basins

List of emergency alerts can be found here:

Alberta Emergency Alert Index
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:59 AM
 
Location: Niagara Falls, ON
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Massive flooding in Calgary, Canada

Albertans face weekend after devastating floods

Why is there so much rain?
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