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Alberta joined the Flood Damage Reduction Program in 1989 signing a combined General and Mapping Agreement. The FDRP builds on previous mapping work done by the province. The 100-year flood has been used to designate 14 flood risk areas to date. These designated areas are divided into two zones, the floodway, where further development is discouraged, and the flood fringe where flood proofed development is possible.


Is your property in an area that is subject of recurrent and severe flooding?

If your community is listed below, it is in a "Designated" area. Provide the designation name to the contact when requesting a flood risk map.

Designated areas as subject to recurrent and severe flooding
AthabascaAthabascaDesignated 1994-09-2054 43 / 113 17
Black DiamondBlack DiamondDesignated 1996-0950 42 / 114 14
CalgaryCalgaryDesignated 1996-0551 03 / 114 05
CamroseCamroseDesignated 1995-06-2853 01 / 112 50
CanmoreCanmoreDesignated 1994-06-1551 05 / 115 21
CardstonCardstonDesignated 1994-06-2949 12 / 113 18
CochraneCochraneDesignated 1991-0151 11 / 114 28
Fort MacLeodFort MacLeodDesignated 1992-01-1449 43 / 113 25
Medicine HatMedicine HatDesignated 1991-02-1250 03 / 110 40
Pincher CreekPincher CreekDesignated 1994-11-2349 29 / 113 57
PonokaPonokaDesignated 1994-11-1652 42 / 113 35
Red CliffMedicine HatDesignated 1991-02-12 
Red DeerRed DeerDesignated 1995-1052 16 / 113 48
Slave LakeSlave LakeDesignated 1993-10-1255 17 / 114 46
St. AlbertSt. AlbertDesignated 1991-01-1653 38 / 113 38
Turner ValleyBlack DiamondDesignated 1996-09 

Program Information

To view a map, contact:

Flood Risk Map Information System 
Alberta Environment
Tel.: 780-427-6280

For more information, contact:

Federal government

Sustainable Water Management
Environmental Stewardship Branch
Environment Canada
Ottawa, Ontario  K1A 0H3
Fax: 819-994-0237

Provincial government

River Engineering Team
Alberta Environment
Oxbridge Place, 11th Floor
9820-106th Street
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2J6
Tel.: 780-427-6280
Fax: 780-422-0262

The information on this page is for reference and education only. We do our best to keep the data complete and up-to-date, but assume no responsibility for any omissions or outdated information. If you require official information, please contact a member of the Steering Committee or the appropriate government official identified on these pages.

Return to: Provincial/Territorial Flood Damage Reduction Programs


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