The Alberta provincial government has released draft flood maps meant to improve public safety, support emergency management, and help build safer and more resilient communities over the long term. Engagement opportunities are open for Albertans to provide feedback on new flood maps. Feedback will help ensure this work is technically sound. Share your thoughts on the draft flood maps by going to https://www.alberta.ca/flood-study-engagements.aspx by January 15, 2021.
The engagement for these studies is part of an initiative that developed 18 new provincial flood studies, covering over 1,500 kilometres of river through more than 60 municipalities and First Nations, including the five following First Nations:
- Bow and Elbow River Flood Study – including Tsuut’ina Nation
- Cardston Flood Study – including Kainai Nation
- Siksika Bow River Flood Study – including Siksika Nation
- Slave Lake Flood Study – including Sawridge First Nation
- Upper Bow River Flood Study – including Stoney Nakoda First Nation
New flood maps are available for many communities across Alberta. You do not need to be an engineer or flood expert to view or provide feedback. The Alberta provincial government will carefully consider all feedback received and will revise the draft reports and flood maps to address technical errors, as appropriate.
Information from: Government of Alberta, Ministry of Environment and Parks.
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