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Residents urged to use caution around bodies of water

March 31, 2017 11:55 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With recent warmer temperatures, The City is reminding all residents that ice conditions at community ponds, creeks, and river can be very hazardous and citizens should exercise extreme caution. All outdoor ice surfaces, including Bower Ponds, are closed and signs have been installed and high-use locations.

In addition, parts of the trail in Waskasoo Park have been closed due to the ice break-up in the Red Deer River, which can lead to the risk of localized flooding. Barricades have been put up along the section of the trail along the river next to the Red Deer Golf and Country Club from Heritage Ranch Bridge to the boat launch at Kiwanis Picnic Park. Do note, though, that water levels so far this year are well below flood levels.  

For more information, please contact:

Trevor Poth
Parks Superintendent
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8234        

Damian Lagrange
Assistant Deputy Chief - Operations
Red Deer Emergency Services
403-346-5511

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

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