Overview

There have been 21 new flood studies commissioned since 2015, including 8 studies this spring. These new studies will create 1,500 km of new or updated flood mapping through more than 60 municipalities and 5 First Nations across Alberta.

For more information about the new flood studies, please contact aep.flood@gov.ab.ca.

Current studies

  • Athabasca Flood Hazard Study

    The Athabasca Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 8 km of the Athabasca River, 8 km of Muskeg Creek, and 6 km of the Tawatinaw River through Athabasca and Athabasca County.

  • Bow and Elbow River Hazard Study

    The Bow and Elbow River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 72 km of the Bow River and 66 km of the Elbow River, as well as 1 km of Bragg Creek and 7 km of Lott Creek. The study extends along the Bow River from Bearspaw Dam to the Highwood River confluence, and along the Elbow River from Bragg Creek to the Bow River confluence. The study area includes Calgary, Bragg Creek, Foothills County, Redwood Meadows, Rocky View County, and Tsuut’ina Nation.

  • Camrose Flood Hazard Study

    The Camrose Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 18 km of Camrose Creek and 6 km of an un-named tributary stream through Camrose and Camrose County.

  • Cardston Flood Hazard Study

    The Cardston Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 13 km of Lee Creek through Cardston, Cardston County, and Kainai Nation.

  • Drumheller River Hazard Study

    The Drumheller River Hazard Study will assess and identify river and flood hazards along 53 km of the Red Deer River, 8 km of Kneehills Creek, 5 km of Michichi Creek, 11 km of the Rosebud River, and 3 km of Willow Creek, through Drumheller, Kneehill County, Starland County, Wheatland County, and Special Areas No. 2.

  • Fort Macleod Flood Hazard Study

    The Fort Macleod Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 19 km of the Oldman River and 15 km of Willow Creek through Fort Macleod and Municipal District of Willow Creek.

  • Fort McMurray River Hazard Study

    The Fort McMurray River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 15 km of the Athabasca River, 20 km of the Clearwater River, and 5 km of the Hangingstone River, through Fort McMurray and the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo.

  • Fort Vermilion Flood Hazard Study

    The Fort Vermilion Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 28 km of the Peace River through Mackenzie County, including Fort Vermilion and the North Vermilion settlement.

  • Highwood River Hazard Study

    The Highwood River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 93 km of the Highwood River and 14 km of the Little Bow River, through Foothills County, High River, and Longview. The study extends from upstream of Longview to the Bow River confluence.

  • Medicine Hat River Hazard Study

    The Medicine Hat River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 45 km of the South Saskatchewan River, 24 km of Ross Creek, 23 km of Seven Persons Creek, and 10 km of Bullshead Creek, through Medicine Hat and Cypress County, including Redcliff and Desert Blume.

  • North Saskatchewan River Hazard Study

    The North Saskatchewan River Hazard Study will assess and identify river and flood hazards along 111 km of the North Saskatchewan River through Parkland County, Leduc County, Devon, Edmonton, Sturgeon County, Strathcona County, and Fort Saskatchewan.

  • Peace River Hazard Study

    The Peace River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 54 km of the Peace River and 1 km of the Heart River. The study extends from the end of the Shaftesbury Trail, through Peace River, to just past the Diashowa mill.

  • Pincher Creek Flood Hazard Study

    The Pincher Creek Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 13 km of Pincher Creek and 7 km of Kettles Creek through Pincher Creek and Municipal District of Pincher Creek No. 9.

  • Priddis River Hazard Study

    The Priddis River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 32 km of Fish Creek and 19 km of Priddis Creek in Foothills County, including Priddis and Priddis Greens.

  • Red Deer River Hazard Study

    The Red Deer River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 51 km of the Red Deer River, 35 km of Waskasoo Creek, and 20 km of Piper Creek, through Red Deer, Lacombe County, and Red Deer County, including Penhold.

  • Sheep River Hazard Study

    The Sheep River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 60 km of the Sheep River upstream of the Highwood River confluence, and 35 km of Threepoint Creek upstream of the Sheep River confluence. The study area includes Foothills County, Black Diamond, Millarville, Okotoks, and Turner Valley.

  • Siksika Bow River Hazard Study

    The Siksika Bow River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 217 km of the Bow River downstream of the Highwood River confluence. The study area includes Siksika Nation, Foothills County, Rocky View County, Vulcan County, Wheatland County, and County of Newell, including Bow City.

  • Slave Lake Flood Hazard Study

    The Slave Lake Flood Hazard Study project will assess and identify flood hazards along 13 km of Sawridge Creek through the Slave Lake, Municipal District of Lesser Slave River, and Sawridge First Nation, including consideration of the Slave Lake Flood Control Diversion.

  • St. Albert Flood Hazard Study

    The St. Albert Flood Hazard Study will assess and identify flood hazards along 31 km of the Sturgeon River through St. Albert and Sturgeon County, including consideration of Big Lake water levels within St. Albert, Sturgeon County, Parkland County, and Edmonton.

  • Upper Bow River Hazard Study

    The Upper Bow River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 118 km of the Bow River, as well as 7 km of Policeman Creek, 1 km of Exshaw Creek, 5 km of Bighill Creek, and 5 km of Jumpingpound Creek. The study area extends from Banff National Park to Bearspaw Dam, including through Canmore, Cochrane, Exshaw, Kananaskis Improvement District, Lac des Arcs, Municipal District of Bighorn, Rocky View County, and Stoney Nakoda First Nation.

  • Upper Red Deer River Hazard Study

    The Upper Red Deer River Hazard Study assesses and identifies river-related hazards along 85 km of the Red Deer River and 17 km of Bearberry Creek, through Red Deer County, Clearwater County, and Mountain View County, including Sundre.