PUBLISHED: 02 February 2022

Are you an Alberta flood hazard zone guru?

Alberta is no stranger to floods. Today it’s important for anyone living, or considering living, near water to know about floods and their relationship to homes and properties. Within a designated flood hazard zone the potential for flooding is real and significantly higher than other areas.

Despite flooding, there are many reasons people choose to continue to live in flood hazard zones. In fact, civilizations have long settled along rivers because of the many benefits they can offer.

Take our quiz and find out if you’re a high and dry flood zone guru, if you need to bail out some water in your flood knowledge, or if you need to learn more to stay afloat.

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I want to retain existing structures on, and use of, my property – how can I manage floods?

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I want to redevelop my property to improve flood resilience, am I covered by the Alberta Disaster Recovery Fund?

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Are land use and zoning rules different across Alberta?

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Why do some areas have properties in flood zones bought out and others don’t?

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Is it possible to “flood proof” a property completely?

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I rent a property, which is in a mapped flood hazard zone, what do I do?

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My property is in a mapped flood hazard zone, what does that mean for me?

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How often should I check a flood hazard map?

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What do I need to consider when viewing a flood hazard map?

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What is a 1% flood?

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What is a flood fringe?

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How many types of floods have the potential to impact Albertans?

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How do you know if you live, or are looking to purchase a property, in a flood prone area?

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What is a flood plain?

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