The City of Calgary advised against floating down the Bow River earlier this month saying the water was too cold, too fast and too high to safely be on.
Today, the City has lifted the advisory “due to improving conditions on the Bow River,” it said in a release.
“The flow rate has stabilized below the 280 m3/s trigger point and river conditions have improved,” said Public Information Officer at the Calgary Fire Department, Carol Henke of the recently-improving conditions on the Bow River. “At this level, people can resume normal activities on the river.”
Officials want to remind Calgarians that a lifted advisory does not mean don’t be cautious on the Bow River.
“Be prepared for anything on the water,” Henke adds. “Always be alert, wear a life jacket and don’t venture out on the river if you’re intoxicated.”