Heard that from other sources, too. I heard the water rose 3 rows in an hour, it's crazy.
I think CBC reported water up to row 8 so Francis' tweet seems accurate. The photo of the flooding around Keynote place (posted earlier) suggests that the entire stampede ground is under water. They're only a couple of blocks away from one another.
Yeah when Nashville had its flood the lower levels of the arena and first 2 rows were flooded and the arena is a good 20 ft (6-7 meters) up from the river. Hope it ends soon.
From what people are saying the peak isn't even here yet. Their saying the peak could be Saturday Morning. Which means you can expect more water. I wouldn't be surprised if it got close to the second level of the arena.
Nope, it's not close to the rivers, but it is downtown - and downtown Calgary is pretty flat and low.
The Elbow river flows right by the Stampede grounds (Which is where the Saddledome is located). In fact, the stampede grounds are right at a bend of the Elbow so it's right on the front line in terms of flood damage.