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pvalchev

Social climber
Mountain View, CA / Calgary, AB
Jun 21, 2013 - 01:50am PT
I've spent a ton of time in that area and there is tons of good cragging around Cougar Canyon - I've walked by these houses dozens of times. I've never seen Cougar Creek more than ankle deep, but always noted the width of that river bed there... clearly, sh#t hits the fan there sometimes, and this is an event of epic proportions. Fingers crossed for everyone who is affected for the best possible outcome.

Thankfully my family's house in Calgary is on a hill & safe of floods, but I have a few friends near the Bow & Elbow rivers that are evacuated, with damage certain... how much damage is the only question.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 21, 2013 - 02:13am PT
there is tons of good cragging around Cougar Canyon -


And if it wasn't a bit polished then, it sure as hell is now!
Fletcher

Trad climber
The great state of advaita
Jun 21, 2013 - 02:15am PT
Yikes! That is some jaw dropping flooding. Blown away. Hope everyone is ok. Houses and property can be replaced, people can't.

Eric
nah000

climber
canuckistan
Jun 21, 2013 - 02:59am PT
it's going to be interesting to see how this plays out as all of the water makes its way to calgary tonight [and if the rain continues, over the next couple of days...]

this was some of the preparation being done in mission [an inner city neighbourhood along the elbow river] today:



many more neighborhoods have already been evacuated than were during the last large flood in 2005. while the one positive is that the glenmore reservoir appears not to have been as consistently high during the last few days as it was prior to the 05 flooding, authorities are already warning that the glenmore dam will likely overflow just as it did in 05.

assuming that happens for only the second time, it's going to be a very big mess for a lot of neighborhoods along the elbow...
McHale's Navy

Trad climber
From Panorama City, CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 03:09am PT
From 2007;

http://www.piquenewsmagazine.com/whistler/mountain-news-canmore-planning-climate-change-centre/Content?oid=2159229
Malemute

Ice climber
the ghost
Jun 21, 2013 - 10:34am PT

Bragg Creek house washes away
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 21, 2013 - 03:52pm PT
Parts of Calgary are flooding now. Downtown has been evacuated as the Bow has flooded. 100,000 people have been evacuated from their homes (all areas near the Bow and Elbow Rivers)
This has happened incredibly fast and is raining hard again. The rivers MAY be at their high point but we will see.
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Soon to be Nipple suckling Liberal
Jun 21, 2013 - 04:03pm PT
watching that house blow apart under the bridge makes me a little ill.. PRAYERS TO all ya all up there!
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Jun 21, 2013 - 04:04pm PT
Best thoughts are with you guys.......
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jun 21, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
This is crazy. Best wishes to all that are there, Riley I hope ur family comes out ok. Jstod too, good luck guys.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jun 21, 2013 - 04:12pm PT
Between the climbing community and my office branch is Calgary, plenty of reasons to cross my fingers and toes for you. Just heard the the employees in Calgary are OK - and invited them to come to PDX for refuge.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jun 21, 2013 - 04:14pm PT
Luckily I live on high ground. Most of the city is 30+ meters above the river valleys but many low areas are toast right now.
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 05:32pm PT
My heart goes out to the residents -- and people who know residents, like Riley -- there. Pretty powerful imagery.

John
Reilly

Mountain climber
The Other Monrovia- CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:06pm PT
It is disgusting how little press this has received. There was a pic in the LA Times today but I've seen nothing on the so-called Weather Channel
or CNN.
ecflau

Gym climber
CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:10pm PT
Riley - can you go North through Jasper, Rocky Mountain House, then HWY 2?

Sad pictures... supposed to go there next week. Guess climbing is out.
Bruce Kay

Gym climber
BC
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Calgary reminds me of the pictures of New Orleans! Whats the latest story on downtown Canmore?
kunlun_shan

Mountain climber
SF, CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:22pm PT
ecflau, ^ apparently the Icefields Parkway between Lake Louise and Saskatchewan River Crossing is closed right now.
mike m

Trad climber
black hills
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:23pm PT
No doubt Reilly. I was hoping to see what was going on at lunch and there was nothing, but lots of talk about tropical depressions in Mexico. WTF

BTW we have been getting some crazy weather around here today on a much smaller scale, but there was 4.5 inch diameter hail. That is a big chunk of ice falling out of the sky.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:27pm PT
http://www.eldoradocountyweather.com/satellite/ssec/wide-view-us-pacific-asia-sat.html
ecflau

Gym climber
CA
Jun 21, 2013 - 08:36pm PT
Damn that sucks. I'm hearing the worst of it will be tonight or tomorrow morning. Some of the damns may have release some water to take the pressure off or something?
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