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High River River

Flood Preparedness & Protection

Living on the Highwood River means living with the rhythms of each season. Find out more about flood preparedness, protection and annual river monitoring here.

With support from the Government of Alberta, the Town of High River is a leader in flood mitigation and emergency response, with world-class protection in place making it one of the safest communities in Canada.

Flood Protection & Mitigation

The Town's Renewal team has worked alongside staff and contractors on projects that make High River one of the most flood-protected communities in North America. Read more about Flood Protection and Mitigation below, and view the Flood Mitigation System Map.

Flood Preparedness

A family emergency and communications plan helps family members know what to do during an emergency if they are separated from each other.

The four stages of river monitoring are Normal, High Stream Flow Advisory, Flood Watch and Flood Warning. If a Flood Watch is necessary, residents will be advised to prepare and be ready. A Flood Warning means there is a potential emergency. Residents are reminded to sign up for Alberta Emergency Alert personalized notifications.

Provincial Resources

Flood Protection/Mitigation Updates

Media Releases: 2015-2021


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Fire Services
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Fire Hall 1010 5th St SE High River, Alberta

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Monday to Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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fire@highriver.ca

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Fire Department: 403-652-3774

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fireinspections@highriver.ca

Municipal Enforcement
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Fire Hall 1010 5th St SE High River, Alberta

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24/7 Bylaw Complaint Line: 403-603-3643

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General Inquiries and Administration: 403-603-3644

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hrps@highriver.ca

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