Harvie Passage to close for flood repairs

Harvie Passage on the Bow River near the Calgary Zoo, will close on Saturday for flood repairs.

Section of Bow River will remain closed indefinitely

Harvie Passage on the Bow River is closing for flood repairs. (Sarah Konsmo/CBC)

Harvie Passage on the Bow River near the Calgary Zoo will close on Saturday for flood repairs.

The area near the weir is a popular recreation area for kayakers and boaters, but the Calgary Fire Department says the June flood has made it too dangerous.

Fire officials say the flood has left exposed pipes, loose rocks and gravel deposits in the river.

safety boom is being installed as a barrier to prevent people from accessing the passage.

It's not known when Harvie Passage will reopen.