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2013 Flood: Before and After

In June 2013 the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site experienced its worst flooding in living memory.

Heavy rain fell throughout southwestern Alberta and continued for the next 48 hours, dropping up to 200 mm in some areas.

Pekisko Creek, which bisects the Bar U Ranch National Historic Site, overflowed both its north and south banks - a first in the ranch's history - and forced the closure of the site for several days.

With the help of local ranchers, all livestock were safely moved to higher ground but roads, bridges, corrals and structures sustained damage.

This video captures the Bar U Ranch's affected areas before and after the storm.