CITY PREPS FOR RIS­ING WA­TERS

Prince Albert Daily Herald - - FRONT PAGE -

As a re­sult of heavy rain­fall in Al­berta last week, the City of Prince Al­bert is pre­par­ing for a rise in the North Saskatchewan River. Al­berta En­vi­ron­ment es­ti­mates that ap­prox­i­mately 30 to 80 mil­lime­tres of rain fell in parts of cen­tral and north­ern Al­berta, caus­ing the North Saskatchewan River to rise by more than three me­tres near Ed­mon­ton. The Wa­ter Se­cu­rity Agency an­tic­i­pates Prince Al­bert will be­gin see­ing a rise in wa­ter lev­els Tues­day evening and ex­pects the full swell to reach our Beau­ti­ful Gate­way City by 8 p.m. on Wed­nes­day. Wa­ter ex­pected to swell by up to two me­tres. The City of Prince Al­bert is ask­ing res­i­dents to avoid ac­tiv­ity on the river due to in­creased wa­ter flow and pos­si­ble de­bris. They’ve also taken pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures to pro­tect the dam at Lit­tle Red River Park.

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