This is a collection of some of the flood damage that I was able to see around the Calgary area.
A day after the rains stopped, the Bow is still flowing at much higher than normal. It didn't overflow onto Bow Trail near the west side of Downtown, but it came pretty close.
The highest water level can still be seen here. It went down a bit since the river crested, but not by a whole lot yet.
Debris can still be seen under the walkways.
It sounds like Niagra falls near the bridges.
Not sure that I would want to be walking around out there....
Well at least someone found a dry spot.
Poppy Plaza, just off Memorial Drive.
It almost had the feel of a battleship.
I might have to return here to take a before and after picture of the bridge.
Believe it or not, there is a walking path under this overhang.
Police are not letting anyone onto the Louise Bridge. Probably because it is one of Calgary's older bridges and the water was running pretty high still.
In the Sunnyside neighbourhood.
Crescent Heights. Lots of news trucks and people coming out to see the damage...
...and unfortunately, there is still a lot of it.
The sound of sump-pumps are everywhere.
This Police car got caught in the flash flood. The officers were busy trying to get everyone in the houses and buildings evacuated, but didn't have time enough to get out themselves. The car has been there for the last 2 days.
People and news crews everywhere. Crescent Heights was one of the few safe spots to see the damage. There was a major flood to the Sunnyside area in 1932. But unlike that one, the 2013 flood is probably one of the best documented disasters in Alberta history. Everyone has a camera, and everyone was taking pictures.
Memorial drive is just to the right of the river, it is still under water.
Somewhere under all of that is Princess Island Park.
One of the cars that didn't make it out before the flood hit.
Another look at a submerged Memorial Drive.
The pathway under the Centre Street Bridge.
A composite of ten separate shots, all knit together in Photoshop.
Another submerged pathway under the Centre Street Bridge.
Even though the water has receded, the mud is still everywhere.
Sandbags in front of a building parkade.
More mud on the sidewalks.
The Old Spaghetti Factory in Eau Claire. Apparently the "X" is supposed to let the authorities know that everyone is out of the building.
Princess Island, near the Riverwalk Cafe. It looks more like the Florida Everglades.
All the danger areas are taped off by the police.
I have stood on this ledge to take pictures many times before. Now it is a waterfall.
Hard to believe that the water actually snapped off this beam.
Where those two trees are in the centre of the frame, I watched an Indian wedding about a year ago. Sure doesn't look the same anymore.
This cop was awesome, he gave a kid a quick tour of his car while Mom took pics. And demonstrated the siren. Scared the @#$ out of everyone, haha.
The ducks seem to be taking it all in stride.