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New island

In the wake of the floods that washed over Calgary and southern Alberta in June, our rivers and riverbanks have changed — a lot in some places.
In the image above from early September, for example, that gravel island under the piers of the Louise Bridge over the Bow River in Calgary wasn’t there until the water receded.
In other places along the Bow and Elbow rivers, the banks have been eroded away. Meanwhile, up in the mountains, rivers and streams are cutting across backcountry, campgrounds and golf courses where they never did before.
Truly a testament to the power of nature.
Two more photos below, taken on June 25, 2013, in the immediate aftermath of the flood.


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