Barricades were set up earlier this week at the McKenzie Trail Boat Launch and at other access points to Red Deer River. (Contributed)

Barricades were set up earlier this week at the McKenzie Trail Boat Launch and at other access points to Red Deer River. (Contributed)

Flooding concerns ease in Red Deer

City deactivates emergency operations centre

Flooding concerns have subsided for Red Deer, says the city.

The city said since Thursday afternoon, water levels on the Red Deer River and tributaries have stabilized, as well as outflow rates from Dickson Dam. However, Red Deer River remains under a high streamflow advisory by Alberta Environment and boat launches into the river remain closed.

“We continue to urge people to stay off of the river and the shore while the high streamflow advisory remains in effect,” said Ken McMullen, Director of Emergency Management.

“The river has risen significantly this week, and we are seeing natural debris in the river such as fallen trees which pose a significant safety concern to anyone recreating on the river.”

Lion’s Campground, which was closed on Tuesday, was set to re-open to campers at noon Friday. The city has also deactivated its Emergency Operations Centre.

For more information, visit www.reddeer.ca/flood.



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