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Severe rainstorms in early July 2004 caused flooding on streets, roadways and in more than 4,000 homes throughout Edmonton causing extensive damage to both public and private property.

3 key goals helped develop multiple flood prevention strategies:

  • Find the main causes of flooding in at-risk neighbourhoods
  • Identify options for reducing the risk of flooding in the future, and
  • Work with communities and other stakeholders to implement viable solutions

Strategies and initiatives

A public education program began in 2005 to equip homeowners with the information and knowledge to make drainage improvements.

  • Flood Prevention Home Check-up

    This program helps homeowners identify and resolve drainage deficits on their property to minimize the risk of flood damage to their homes. Upon request, drainage specialists will consult on-site with homeowner for free.