The boating advisory for Calgary's rivers has been lifted

Jul 7 2020, 10:11 am

The boating advisory put into place for the Bow and Elbow Rivers in late June has finally been lifted.

According to a release from the Calgary Fire Department, the flow rate of Calgary’s two most floatable rivers has calmed down and is now safe enough to boat, float, or raft upon.

The boating advisory was sent out on Thursday, June 25, and stated that the Bow and Elbow Rivers would be seeing “higher expected flow rates.”

The rate has since stabilized, according to the Monday morning release from the Fire Department.

It is still recommended to use extra caution around riverbanks, as erosion can occur due to the fast-moving waters, and to be prepared with a life jacket if going on the water.

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.

DH Calgary StaffDH Calgary Staff

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