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There's a boating advisory in effect for the Bow and Elbow Rivers

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DH Calgary Staff Jun 25, 2018 9:29 am 691

While the weather is gorgeous here in Calgary, you may want to think twice before heading out for a day on the river.

According to a release from the Calgary Fire Department, Calgarians are being advised against boating or any other use of watercraft on either the Elbow or Bow Rivers until further notice.

The boating advisory was sent out on Friday, June 23, and stated that the Bow River was in excess of 270 m³ per second and that the Elbow was above 50 m³ per second.

“Members of Calgary Fire Department Aquatics Team will be monitoring and responding on the rivers while the advisory is in place,” the release states.

“However, the city advises everyone to stay off the Bow and Elbow Rivers until conditions improve.”

It is also recommended to use extra caution around riverbanks, as erosion can occur due to the fast-moving waters.

Calgarians can check out the City of Calgary’s website to learn more about river safety, and they can monitor the flow levels of the two rivers (and others) at the Alberta Environment and Parks website.

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