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Alberta Flood Repair Sees $20 Million For River Banks

08/09/2013 05:13 EDT | Updated 10/09/2013 05:12 EDT
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] A panoramic view of the flooded stampede grounds. Image was taken on June 21st at approximately 2pm. The Saddledome (Calgary flames) was full of water up to row 10 and the Calgary downtown core was also flooded. Bow River normal water levels are approx. 250 cubic meters per second...during the flood the Bow River was at 1,458 cu meters per second. The Elbow river running through Calgary on the south central part of the city was flooding simultaneously as the Bow River was flooding this caused a perfect storm, when both rivers breached, the inner city of Calgary was lost as well as any communities that were along both rivers...devastating and heart breaking for the residents residing in these areas. Calgary and southern Alberta have been devastated by a flood in June 2013. Calgary, Alberta
EDMONTON - The Alberta government plans to provide money to help flooded communities repair eroded river banks.

The province previously announced a disaster relief program to help cover minimal land repair work, as well as uninsured buildings and structures.

Environment Minister Diana McQueen says some municipalities have already re-contoured and stabilized waterways but more work needs to be done.

She says experts are still deciding which areas need restoration, but several already identified include Calgary, Canmore, Crowsnest Pass and upstream of High River.

A price-tag on the repair work has yet to be calculated.

But the province plans to set aside about $20 million.

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