THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

THE CANADIAN PRESS/Chad Hipolito

Red Deer averages 173 mm of rain in June

Precipitation data collected by City of Red Deer

Multiple downpours, steady rain showers and frequent drizzle unleashed an average of 173.4 mm of rain down on Red Deer in June.

Data from rain gauges at three city facilities showed 170.4 mm fell at the Wastewater Treatment Plant, 167.6 mm fell at the Water Treatment Plant, and 182.4 mm at Collicutt Centre.

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At times last month, heavy rainfall caused localized flooding on city streets, and some residents were left with basement flooding or leaks.

In mid-June, a high streamflow advisory went into effect for the Red Deer River for a couple of days, and the city prepared for possible flooding. The city closed Lion’s Campground to campers, boat launches into the river, outdoor recreational facilities, and sports fields and diamonds.

In the end, only some low-lying areas of the McKenzie Trail area saw isolated flooding. No city trails were closed nor was there any damage to park infrastructure.

In June 2021, Environment Canada recorded 66.5 mm of rain for Red Deer.

The city’s rainfall record for June was set in 1970 with 243.8 mm.



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