Through My Lens: Bow River
As someone who considers herself an Albertan at heart (having been raised there), I can’t help but be affected by the images coming out of the southern part of that province today. What’s so shocking is how quickly the rivers rose (in about 36 hours) and how many people have been affected (more than 100,000 evacuated). Flooding from spring run-off is common on the Prairies, but the effects of this rainstorm took everyone by surprise.
One of the flooded rivers is the Bow River. It’s completely overflowed its banks in the community of Canmore and in the city of Calgary, Alberta’s largest city. I took this photo of the mighty Bow looking mighty placid some miles upstream from Banff a few years ago while travelling from Edmonton to Vancouver by car.