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City to deactivate the Emergency Operations Centre

June 17, 2022 10:49 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Today at noon, The City’s Emergency Operations Centre will demobilize as flood concerns for our community have subsided.

Since yesterday afternoon, water levels on the Red Deer River and tributaries have stabilized, as well as outflow rates from Dickson Dam. However, the Red Deer River remains under a high streamflow advisory by Alberta Environment and boat launches into the river remain closed.

“We continue to urge people to stay off of the river and the shore while the high streamflow advisory remains in effect,” said Ken McMullen, Director of Emergency Management. “The river has risen significantly this week, and we are seeing natural debris in the river such as fallen trees which pose a significant safety concern to anyone recreating on the river.”

The Lion’s Campground, which was closed on Tuesday, will re-open to campers today at noon.  

For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/flood.

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