The Calgary River Valleys Project.

Calgary’s river valleys are essential to our city—they’re at the core of our city’s identity and its appeal as a place to live, play and do business. The City is planning for the future of our river valleys through the Calgary River Valleys Project. The purpose of the project is to guide how we plan, […]

Lower Bow River – A Vision for the Future

Calgary River Users Alliance (CRUA) is reaching out to river user to assist with the development of a strategy for the future of the Bow River Basin’s recreational river use. The CRUA position is to advocate for regional river access improvements and to work closely with our membership organization who have a vested interest in […]

TransAlta Ghost WaterCharger Battery Storage Project Approved.

On November 03, 2022, Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) approved the TransAlta WaterCharger Storage Project at the Ghost Power Plant on the Bow River west of Cochrane, Alberta. The following Link to the TransAlta website gives details of the project. In addition, the Transalta Project Update – November 2022 covers the license approval. Calgary River Users […]

The Economic Importance of the Bow River Fishery – Update 2022

The economic importance of outdoor recreation has grown in recent years. The Bow River offers Calgarians the opportunity to participate in paddle sports and fishing as a part of their daily recreation needs within minutes of leaving the house. Further afield, the Bow River Basin is a hub of outdoor recreation activities. Land-based recreation pursuits […]

Alberta River Flows – How Are They Calculated

The Alberta Rivers App displays water elevation levels and the calculated flow rate at recording stations across Alberta. How is the flow rate calculated, what is the accuracy of the recording, and how do they compare to other recording on the same watercourse?     Bottom line: The flow/discharge rates are accurate when comparing data […]