Red Deer County is temporarily closing A-Soo-Wuh-Um Park and the Joffre Bridge Day Use Area as a precaution due to rising river levels. (Map contributed)

A-Soo-Wuh-Um Park and Joffre Bridge Day Use Area temporarily closed

Red Deer County closes recreation spots as a precaution due to high river levels

Red Deer County is temporarily closing A-Soo-Wuh-Um Park and the Joffre Bridge Day Use Area as a precaution due to rising river levels.

The county continues to monitor the Red Deer River, where water levels are high and the flow is moving swiftly.

Earlier this week on June 13, 2022, Environment Canada and the River Forecast centre issued weather system and streamflow advisories.

As of 10:30 a.m. high streamflow advisories were in place for the Red Deer River basin upstream of Timber Creek and along the mainstem to Gleniffer Reservoir, for tributaries of Red Deer River between Burnt Timber Creek and Gleniffer Reservoir, as well as the Bearberry, Fallen Timber, James and Raven Rivers.

High streamflow advisories are also in place for the Red Deer River mainstem from the Dickson Dam to the Saskatchewan border and Medicine River.

For updates go to rivers.alberta.ca.