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Red Deer River levels expected to rise

June 15, 2022 4:05 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer’s Emergency Operations Centre continues to monitor local waterways for impacts with information from Dickson Dam and Alberta Environment.

Outflow rates from Dickson Dam increased this morning, and we anticipate to see the Red Deer River rise by one meter starting this evening around 6 p.m. and peaking tomorrow afternoon. At this point, we expect minimal localized flooding in the McKenzie Trail area, with no impacts expected to residential areas.

The following amenities remain closed:

  • All boat launches into the Red Deer River
  • The Lion’s Campground
  • Great Chief Park (both ball diamonds and Setters Place),
  • The Outdoor Pool at the Recreation Centre
  • The Capstone Fountain
  • The Blue Grass Sod Farms Central Spray & Play
  • Outdoor sports fields

A high streamflow advisory remains in effect for the Red Deer River, as water levels are expected to change rapidly. Residents are reminded to stay off the river and respect barricades that are blocking access to the river.

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Corporate Communications
The City of Red Deer

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