You can now float your way down the Bow River, City advisory lifted

Jun 20 2017, 10:57 pm

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.

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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.”