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Flood watch in effect for Waskasoo Creek

April 22, 2018 6:43 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With rising waters across the city, Residents are asked to stay away from rivers, creeks and flooded areas after The Province issued a flood watch for the Waskasoo Creek earlier today.

Waskasoo Creek has exceeded capacity, overflowing its banks and causing flooding in some areas. Water levels are expected to continue to rise over the next few days.

The following parks are affected by flooding:

  • Barrett Park is closed, extending from Ross Street to Kinex Arena.
  • Rotary Park, including the playground and skate park, is closed.
  • Waskasoo Park has some localized flooding.

City crews continue to monitor conditions of parks and trails. Residents are reminded to obey posted signs and use extreme caution in the area.

The road closure at 43 Street remains in effect. Barricades were put up and detours are in place for motorists.

City crews will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available.

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For more information, contact:

Karen Mann
Emergency Management Coordinator
The City of Red Deer
403-318-6549

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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