Calgary (Rural Roots Canada) – Quarter-size hail crop damage and drought were the primary causes of damage in Western Canada at the end of July.

The Canadian Crop Hail Association is currently investigating 1,110 claims of crop damage from storms between July 18 and 30 across the prairie provinces.

A quick storm snapshot:


Communities impacted include: Bassano, Rolling Hills, Daysland, Bawlf, Ft. Macleod, New Dayton, Warner, Milk River, Okotoks, Dogpound, Didsbury, Penhold, Red Deer, Joffre, Consort, Altario, Holden, Spruce Grove, Evansburg, Peers, Camp Creek, Barrhead, Westlock, Girouxville,


Communities impacted include: Cabri, Choiceland, Snowden, Sturgis, Arborfield, Lafleche, Gravelbourg, Coronach, Kindersley


Communities impacted include: Virden, Roblin, Russel, Pipestone, Minto, Melita, Elkhorn, Minitonas, Bowsman, Oakbank

READ MORE:  Farmers with crop damage asked to leave sample strips as early harvest begins