New smartphone app increases the flow of information to Albertans
The latest information and alerts about Alberta’s river flow rates and water levels are on-the-go and at your fingertips.
The new Alberta Rivers app provides advisories and information about Alberta’s lakes and rivers directly from the Alberta River Forecasting Centre.
“Creating this app is just one of the many actions we are taking as a government to ensure that people have the tools and information they need when they need it most – especially in emergency situations.”
Alberta River App Content
- Map of the province, broken into the major river basins
- Flood specific advisories that are in effect
- Notification to users when advisories are issued
- Comments issued by Alberta’s River Forecast Centre
- All current surface water data for Alberta
- Data on current rainfall, stream flows and snow
Also available are the Alberta Emergency Alert app, which complements the Alberta Rivers app with information about actions you need to take to protect yourself and your family when disaster strikes, and the Alberta Wildfire app, which provides updates on wildfire conditions and hazards across Alberta.
All apps are currently available for Android phones. The Alberta Wildfire app is available for iPhone users and the other apps will be available for iPhone soon.
Under the Building Alberta Plan, our government is investing in families and communities, living within our means, and opening new markets for Alberta's resources to ensure we're able to fund the services Albertans told us matter most to them. We will continue to deliver the responsible change Albertans voted for.