A year ago this week Alberta was struck with the highest flooding in over a hundred years. As the rains raged across the province and the tv news crews formed camps on hills, the Calgarians of the valley watched warily as the Bow rewrote it’s century old path through their city.
By June 20th and 21st the Bow rushed its way through 26 neighborhoods, pushing 75,000 residents to higher ground. Schools were closed, the downtown became an eery lake of man made mountains and dirty water devoid of people as citizens were told to stay indoors.
Despite this, like many others, I ventured out to see what state my city was in. These were some of the photos from that day.