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No river access downstream of Fort Normandeau

April 7, 2016 4:00 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

With warmer weather on its way, those looking to head out on the Red Deer River must access the river downstream of Great Chief Park until further notice.

A temporary river crossing is in place from Great Chief Park to Riverview Park and the structure is extremely low. River users of any kind (kayakers, canoers, rafters or boaters) must avoid the area as they cannot pass beneath the structure or get around it in any way.

Options for accessing the river include the BMX Park (north of Taylor Drive), Mackenzie Park or Three Mile Bend.Boaters/water users travelling north on the Red Deer River from south of The City must exit the river at Fort Normandeau and signage is up indicating that this is the last exit.

The temporary river crossing is in place for the Riverview Park Erosion Protection Project, where large rocks are being transported from Great Chief Park to Riverview Park to prevent further erosion and improve the bank stabilization. This project will continue until late spring 2016, and an update will be provided when river access in this area is available.

For more information on this project, visit www.reddeer.ca/constructionseason.

For more information, contact:

Karen Mann
Red Deer Emergency Services
The City of Red Deer
403-356-2490

Cory Edinga
Project Engineer
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8158

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

 

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