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Saturday, May 23, 2020 / Categories: Press Releases

Press Release - High Streamflow Advisory for the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers

The Town of Whitecourt has been monitoring river levels along the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers.  Alberta Environment and Parks has issued a High Streamflow Advisory for parts of the Athabasca River Basin.

As a safety precaution, Riverboat Park and the boat launch have been closed.  People are urged to use extreme caution when near the rivers and to be aware of water levels in low-lying areas.

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 and on Whitecourt’s Facebook page at  

For Alberta River Basin Advisories and Warnings please visit