Calgary Fire Crews are on the Bow River near the Crowchild bridge cutting out some rebar that has been puncturing a number of recreational rafts lately.
The water level has been lowered Tuesday to allow crews to cut out as much rebar as possible.
It’s believed the rebar was deposited there during the 2013 flood.
After confirming with other agencies to ensure the lower water level would not affect downstream river activities, TranAlta agreed to reduce the flow from the Bearspaw dam so that water levels on the Bow would be reduced to 65 cubic metres per second from the normal rate of 109 m3/s.
The water level is expected to return to normal Wednesday.
The fire department received nine calls for help last weekend when rafts were damaged by the rebar.
Picture from City of Calgary