Campers evacuated due to flood risk along Athabasca River
WHITECOURT — A campground in northern Alberta has been evacuated due to rising water levels along the Athabasca River.
RCMP were called to help evacuate the Sagitawah RV park Wednesday afternoon.
Residents were moved to parking lots in nearby Whitecourt.
Alberta Environment has issued a flood watch for the area that also includes the communities of Athabasca and Barrhead.
About 100 millimetres of rain has fallen in the region.
River levels are expected to rise over the next few days.