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Elbow River, Calgary

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The Elbow River is a river in southern Alberta, Canada. It flows from the Canadian Rockies to the city of Calgary, where it merges into the Bow River.The Elbow River is popular among canoers, rafters, campers and hikers and runs through several features including Allen Bill Pond, Forgetmenot Pond, and Elbow Falls. Sections of the river are closed to fishing, or are "catch-and-release" waters.The water flow of the Elbow River fluctuates significantly, and in June 2005 a flood occurred that was so severe (the heaviest in at least two centuries according to Alberta Government estimates) that the water flowed over the Glenmore Dam. Approximately 1,500 Calgarians living downstream were evacuated. Another, more extensive flood began on 20 June 2013, with tens of thousands of evacuations.2013 floodsIn June 2013, Alberta, Canada, experienced heavy rainfall that triggered catastrophic flooding throughout much of the southern half of the province along the Bow, Elbow, Highwood and Oldman rivers and tributaries. A dozen municipalities in Southern Alberta declared local states of emergency on June 20 as water levels rose and numerous communities were placed under evacuation orders.
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  • When I'm back in town after a business trip, the first drive I need to do is to the river...when the weather's good bike along the city's pathways and enjoy the solitude, the birds, the people on the ...  more »
  • The other reason for Calgary is the Elbow River, and Calgary is where they meet. The Bow isn't as mighty as some rivers, but it drains thousands of square miles in southern Alberta, and is rated as on...  more »
  • This little river hardly imagen what damage can caused with floding like 2013,Still Some houses not finished from the flood nice walking area and the river site nice parks can see very expensive house...  more »