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Thursday, July 2, 2020 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - Flood Watch remains in effect for Athabasca River in Whitecourt

A Flood Watch on the Athabasca River remains in effect for the Whitecourt area; however, the Province has ended the Flood Watch for the McLeod River from Rosevear to Whitecourt.  Water levels along the Athabasca River are expected to peak July 3.  

It is anticipated that high water levels on the Athabasca River may impact the Sagitawah RV Park in Whitecourt.  River levels are being monitored closely by staff from the Alberta Environment River Forecast Branch and the Town of Whitecourt, and further direction to impacted property owners, residents and park users will be provided if necessary.

As the Flood Watch has been lifted for the McLeod River, Westview Mobile Home Park is not expected to be impacted and will be taken off the Province’s flood watch.

People are reminded to exercise extreme caution around the rivers.  The Town of Whitecourt encourages people to report river or flood level concerns to the Town of Whitecourt at 780-778-2273 so that the municipality can evaluate the risk involved.  

The Town of Whitecourt will continue to monitor water levels and river forecasts provided by the Government of Alberta, and will inform the community as updates become available.  Updates will be provided at www.whitecourt.ca and on Whitecourt’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TownofWhitecourt.  

For Alberta River Basins advisories and warnings visit https://rivers.alberta.ca/

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