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The City of Calgary Fish Habitat Enhancement Program – Update Fall 2020

Calgary’s Fish Habitat Enhancement Program – Update Fall 2020 Introduction: Following the 2013 flood, The City of Calgary undertook several projects to repair and reinforce riverbanks along the Bow and Elbow Rivers. These projects helped protect critical City infrastructure but had adverse effects on fish and sensitive fish habitat. With support from both The Government […]

The Bow River Water Management Policy and the Impact on the Fishery

Calgary River Users Alliance (CRUA) directors met with the Alberta Environment & Park (AEP) senior water and fishery management group in September 2020 with regards to Alberta’s water management policies and the impact on the Bow River fishery. In particular, the existing and proposed water management directives within the Bow River Basin to enhance flood […]

Harvie Passage – Roadway Access Needs Resolution.

  Calgary River Users Alliance (CRUA) has been in negotiation with both Calgary Parks Department  and Alberta Environment and Parks since Harvie Passage was completed in 2018 to find a solution to improved riverbank access. Since the project’s inception 20 years ago vehicle access and parking assignments have been considered fundamental to recreational use of the […]

McKInnon Flats Closure – September 01, 2020

Press Release from Alberta Environment & Parks: McKinnon Flats is an important site for Bow River access as well as providing nature based experiences. Alberta Environment and Parks will upgrade the McKinnon Flats road in 2020 to increase safe access to the site. Construction will begin on August 31 and continue through until late November. […]

Bowmont Park Fish Habitat Enhancement Project.

The City of Calgary is committed to exploring innovative solutions for supporting watershed health. biodiversity and flood mitigation. One of these solutions is the Fish Habitat Compensation Program, an integrated effort to conserve fish habitat in Calgary. The historical river side channels adjacent to the Bowmont West Park were identified as an excellent location to […]

Bow River Flow Forecasts – Fall 2020

Please be aware that the sluicegates at Harvie Passage that divert water into the Western Irrigation District cannel will be open on October 30, 2020. This will drop the water level immediately upstream of the Harvie Passage Low Water Channel and make it impassable to navigate with a boat through the remainder of the fall. […]