Water levels rising in northern Alberta communities

Residents have been told to prepare for evacuations

High river levels are causing flooding across northern Alberta.

Alberta Environment and Parks have issued flood watches and warnings after 60-100 millimetres of rain fell in areas from Rocky Mountain House, Edson and Grande Prairie.

In the Peace River Basin, a flood warning has been issued for the Smoky River at Watino, where forecasters say water levels may rise six metres.

Residents have been told to prepare for a possible evacuation.

Flood watches have been issued for 

  • Pembina River
  • Simonette River
  • Athabasca River at Whitecourt
  • McLeod River from Rosevear to Whitecourt

 

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