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Additional closures as water levels rise in the Red Deer River

April 24, 2018 10:25 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Water levels on Waskasoo Creek have dropped, but the Red Deer River rose by half a metre over the past twenty-four hours, leading to additional closures within the city.

Due to rising water levels and unsafe conditions on the Red Deer River, the following boat launches are now closed:

  • Kiwanis Picnic Park
  • Great West Adventure Park
  • McKenzie Trails
  • Waskasoo Crescent

Bookings and special events will not be allowed at Rotary Park or Barrett Park until May 11 to allow time for cleanup and for the water to drain. Existing events will be moved or cancelled and organizers have been notified. 

Although water levels have lowered in Waskasoo Creek, the following closures remain in effect:

  • Barrett Park is closed, extending from Ross Street to Kinex Arena.
  • Rotary Park, including the playground and skate park, is closed.
  • Waskasoo Park has some localized flooding.
  • 43 Street from 48 Avenue to 49 Avenue remains closed.

Residents are urged to use extreme caution around any body of water, as water levels can change quickly during spring melt and it is not safe for people or pets to enter the water at this time.

City crews will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates as more information becomes available. 

For more information, contact:

Karen Mann
Emergency Management Coordinator
The City of Red Deer
403-318-6549 

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

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