Catastrophic losses have been happening with an increase in frequency and severity in Alberta. Wind, hail, fire, spring melting, and rain have resulted in our first responders managing these emergencies in the short term. However, there is a long road to recovery after these catastrophic events are over.
Good data feeds into good planning and better investment in mitigation. The Government of Alberta is working on updating and modernizing Alberta’s flood mitigation data and needs your feedback on the updated flood maps. Engagement concludes on January 15.
Here is where they are in the journey and how you can help:
- The 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.
- New flood maps are available for watersheds across Alberta, including our own watershed. You do not need to be an engineer or flood expert to view or provide feedback. The provincial government will carefully consider all feedback received and will revise the draft reports and flood maps to address technical errors, as appropriate.
Share your thoughts on the draft flood maps by going to www.alberta.ca/flood-study-engagements.aspx.