The city of Calgary has declared its first-ever state of emergency due to flooding. About 2,000 people have been evacuated from their homes. Today the rain had finally stopped, and I walked down to Lindsay Park. I was surprised to see how fast-moving, muddy and high the river was -- about 6 to 8 feet higher than normal, I would estimate. In the picture above, the river bank is normally more than two city blocks from where I was standing.
The river bank would normally be on the far side of the tree in the middle of this picture. Much of Lindsay Park was underwater. It was odd to see the floodwaters surging over park benches, picnic tables and children's playground equipment.
A nice policewoman stopped me from walking across this bridge! Two of the three bridges I saw were closed.