Rocky View County (RVC) and Nakoda Emergency Services are on alert and preparing for the worst-case scenario with heavy rains pelting the area.

RVC officials say they have a flood preparation plan ready to implement and its Emergency Management team continues to monitor the situation.

They expect the river flow peak to occur this evening (June 14) and will remain engaged with Environment Canada, the River Forecast Centre, and the Provincial Operation Centre until water levels decline and the Flood Watch status is removed.

If the flood watch is upgraded to a flood warning, timely and accurate information will be shared with county residents.

"Residents are reminded to exercise extreme caution around any water body and be aware of areas known to easily flood such as streams and drainage channels," states the county. "Avoid rivers if possible and continue to respect any signage and barricades."

Not in place during the devastating flood of 2013, the new flood barrier structures in Bragg Creek are fully operational.

Berms have also been upgraded in nearby Redwood Meadows, located on the Tsuut'ina Nation. The basements of several homes close to the Elbow were flooded and the community quickly responded to divert water.

Nakoda Emergency Management says it's monitoring the rainfall and flood situation closely. They are asking Morley residents to call the hotline at 403-554-1443 should they be experiencing leaky roofs or flood-related issues.

Cochrane Search and Rescue has been called upon to work alongside Nakoda Fire and Nakoda Protection staff for the foreseeable future as this situation develops.

The River Forecast Centre has upgraded the high streamflow to a flood watch on Jumpingpound Creek.

A flood watch remains in effect for the Bow River upstream of Calgary, including Ghost Rover, Kananaskis River, and Waiparous Creek tributaries.

Officials have downgraded a flood warning to a flood watch on the Bow River at Banff, Canmore, and Exshaw due to decreased precipitation forecast.