Flood studies include engineering reports and maps. Studies are considered to be draft until formal finalization in completed. The finalization process includes staged local authority review and public engagement components.

When a flood study is completed, draft reports and maps are provided to impacted local authorities, such as towns, cities, counties, municipal districts, and First Nations. Once a local authority completes its technical review and issues brought forward are addressed, public engagement proceeds. This engagement gives the public an opportunity to provide feedback about the draft reports and maps before finalization.

Flood hazard map changes

A new approach to mapping floodways and updating flood hazard maps is being implemented in response to the concerns of Albertans and to provide flexibility in how communities across the province address flood hazards. The new approach will better balance flood adaptation and resilience priorities and provide expanded flood hazard information to enhance public safety and inform local decision-making.

New and ongoing work

The studies listed below are either underway or in various stages of local authority review or public engagement. Progress updates for each study are provided, as well as links to public engagement opportunities for studies in that stage of the finalization process.

Current studies


Connect with the provincial Flood Hazard Identification Program:

Hours: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Email: [email protected]

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