1902 Flood Gates, Bow River. (Credit: CHFH Flood Gates, Bow River, Calgary) As in previous floods, families in the low lying areas around the Langevin Bridge had to be evacuated. According to the news reports, the rising waters of the sober Elbow were higher than they had ever been and threatened the Holy Cross Hospital. Recovery
Jun 26, 2013 · Bow River Flood Data – June 2013 1. Exactly how big was the flood? The raw data off the Alberta Government website produced the following flow data for the Bow River at Calgary, (at right), which shows a peak river discharge of 1683 cubic meters per second – more than five times the flow just one day before. Jun 26, 2013 · As the water begins to recede on the Bow River this week, however, many people understandably search for meaning. One way to do that is to think about flooding in historical perspective. Although the 2013 flood will go down as the largest flood in living memory with the widest social impacts, the Bow has risen throughout its history.