High Streamflow Advisory for the Athabasca and McLeod RiversPosted on:
The Town of Whitecourt has been monitoring river levels along the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers. While both are flowing well, a high streamflow advisory is in effect for the Athabasca and McLeod Rivers. The Athabasca River is expected to peak by late evening on June 30, 2022.
The Town of Whitecourt issued a flood watch for Westview Mobile Home Park, and a flood warning for Sagitawah RV Park on June 30. Residents in these areas should be prepared to leave if required. Both rivers 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 a safety precaution, Riverboat Park and the boat launch are closed until further notice.
People are urged to use extreme caution when near the rivers and to be aware of water levels in low-lying areas and stay away from the Athabasca River, associated tributaries, and any standing water ponds.
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 the Government of Alberta, and will inform the community as updates become available. Updates will be provided on the Town’s Facebook page at
www.facebook.com/TownofWhitecourt and on www.whitecourt.ca.
For Alberta River Basin Advisories and Warnings please visit https://rivers.alberta.ca.
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