The state of local emergency was lifted in Red Deer and City crews are cleaning up along the river as water levels continue to decrease.
“Water levels continue to drop and we’ve started clean up in areas where it’s safe to do so,” said Emergency Operations Centre Director Karen Mann in a prepared statement. “The river is still high, and water is flowing fast so stay away from the river banks as a precaution.”
Water levels on the Red Deer River continue to decrease since the peak at 9 p.m. Saturday night.
Riverside Drive and Fountain Drive have been reopened to traffic. The main access to Bower Ponds and Great Chief Park remains closed at this time. The Kerry Wood Nature Centre is back to regular operating hours.
Access remains closed to the public at major trails, including those at Three Mile Bend, Bower Ponds, River Bend. Great Chief Park and the CPR pedestrian bridge.
An evacuation order was lifted for six homes along 40 Avenue near the McKenzie Trail Recreation Area June 23. The evacuation order is still in effect at the Lions Campground.